Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 09:30 to 11:30 AM

All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. This session will cover maximizing grant impact, managing your grant portfolio, and continuing to learn. Participants will learn to connect capacity building, advocacy, grantee engagement, and diversity/inclusion to effectiveness and identify leadership roles in philanthropy beyond delivering dollars. Participants will also discuss grant monitoring, evaluation, and closure, and discover additional resources for ongoing development.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 09:30 to 11:30 AM

All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session Three will cover understanding nonprofit financial statements with Jennifer Pedroni, Director at BDO FMA. Participants will learn how to read and understand budgets and financial statements to assess the health of an organization.  They will also learn what questions to ask and understand how to interpret the numbers based on a nonprofit organization's age, mission, or funding streams.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 09:30 to 11:30 AM

All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session Two will cover funding recommendations and due diligence and legal and ethical issues. Participants will learn the art of grantmaking, balancing organizational values and goals, trustees’ interests, applicant relationships, and best practices in due diligence to better review and recommend grant proposals. Participants will also be introduced to key legal and ethical issues in grantmaking through scenarios and MPN’s Guiding Principles.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 09:30 to 11:30 AM

All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session 1 will cover the philanthropic ecosystem. Participants will get to know one another, locate their own foundation or giving program within the broader context of philanthropy, and reflect on their organizations’ areas of interests and goals, as well as ways to communicate with potential grantees and partners.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 09:00 to 10:30 AM

All Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to join Julia Baez and Janelle Gendrano of Baltimore’s Promise, Sara Cooper of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Youth Advisors Cesia Calero and J’Naya Harris to hear about and discuss the Youth and Young Adult Grantmaking Initiative, a new participatory and collaborative funding opportunity. This youth-led grantmaking structure enables young people to allocate resources that directly impact themselves and their peers. It also incorporates capacity building, coaching, technical assistance, and compensation for Youth Grantmakers.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Please join Chicago Beyond’s Chief Investment Officer, Shruti Jayaraman and their Growth Director, Steve Gates as they lead a session on their guidebook titled Why Am I Always Being Researched? We hope this session will provide an understanding of the equity-based research mentioned in the guidebook to community organizations, partners, and funders.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 01:00 to 03:30 PM

This interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to explore the imperatives of ABFE’s 2020 Call to Action: We Must be in It for the Long Haul through their Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) framework and tools. This will include considering strategies to address a few of the Call-to-Action imperatives via a “test-drive” of at least one of two tools, What’s Race got to Do With It? and the Racial Equity Impact Analysis. This workshop builds on the Introduction to Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking being held on May 4th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM and is best suited to those who have attended one of ABFE’s past workshops or are otherwise grounded in concepts regarding racism and race equity.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at 01:00 to 05:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host our annual training for funders, Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking, in partnership with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. This year we offer a highly interactive virtual equivalent of the typical on-site day-long racial equity training. This introductory training, derived from the Race Matters Toolkit, presents a valuable framework that has guided and informed Maryland Philanthropy Network’s work since it was first offered to our Board, Staff and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in April 2013. ABFE’s racial equity training is centered on the drivers of poor and disparate outcomes in Black communities and other communities of color, as well as support and tools for leading community change efforts particularly in places where there has been a long history of racial inequity.

Thursday, January 07, 2021 at 03:30 to 05:00 PM

Modeled after Impact Hub’s "Embracing Emergence: Adaptive Leadership for Uncertain Times" retreat, Maryland Philanthropy Network's Emergent Philanthropy Roundtable (formerly Rising Leaders Roundtable) will use this time to reflect and develop greater clarity around one’s purpose and commitments, laying the foundation for folks to be the leaders they want to be.

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