Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 03:00 to 05:00 PM

This is the first session of a 6-part webinar series on trust-based philanthropy focused on addressing common questions, clarifying misconceptions, and exploring ways to overcome obstacles in implementing trust-based philanthropy. In this session, we will clarify the misperception that trust-based philanthropy means unconditional trust and dig into the nuances of why trust is an important vehicle for more equitable funder-grantee relationships. Speakers will share how they have cultivated (and maintained) trust, how they model and reinforce mutual accountability in a trust-based way, and how they have worked through challenging moments when trust breaks down.

Monday, March 06, 2023 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation with Dr. John Brothers of the T. Rowe Price Foundation who will share findings from the 2022 State of the Baltimore Nonprofit Sector Report. From this comprehensive report, you will learn about ten trends related to the health and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in Baltimore and implications for philanthropy. Key concepts that will be covered include shifting the paradigm around nonprofit outcomes, racial equity, nonprofit leadership, and trust-based philanthropy. Come learn what you can do in the movement to build a stronger sector, ways to increase the health and capacity of organizations along with evidence-based strategies to better serve grantees. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 01:00 to 02:30 PM

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join colleagues for an impact investing sharing session.  We are gathering members to build relationships, share strategies, explore synergies, and discuss takeaways from the  2022 Mission Investors Exchange National Conference  that took place this December in Baltimore. 

This session will be an opportunity to reconnect on impact investing opportunities, share reflections on national and local conversations and activities, and determine interest in future convening of the roundtable. 

This program is for MPN members and invited guests only.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 03:30 to 05:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to join representatives from B’more Invested, InFusion Community Grants, Youth as Resources, and other participatory grantmakers for an engaging discussion about what they are learning, especially about decision-making structures, coaching, compensation, and the power of allocating resources that directly impact their neighbors and peers. We’ll also discuss how the Ground Root Collective is collaborating on efforts to strengthen the social sector by supporting applicants and grantees before, during, and after grant cycles.  If you are curious about or have joined in participatory grantmaking, this is time to dig in and explore this practice and the implications of being more participatory!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 02:00 to 03:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network, Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) Executive Director, Chantal Foster, and TAG Survey Committee Member, Tess Hanrahan of the Hewlett Foundation, for this interactive webinar that will explore key findings and trends from TAG's 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech survey just in time for your 2023 planning. Now in its third version, this report compiles results from 277 grantmaking organizations throughout North America, the EU, and UK to better understand the technology environment, practices, and perceptions in philanthropy. The findings are fascinating!


Monday, January 23, 2023 at 01:00 to 03:00 PM

All Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to join Julia Baez and Bridget Blount of Baltimore’s Promise, Talib Horne, Ilene Berman, and Mildred Johnson of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Margaret Flynn-Khan of Mainspring Consulting to hear about and discuss plans to map funds supporting services for youth in the age range of 14-24 in Baltimore, with a focus on analyzing how investments align to priorities set by young people through the Youth Grantmaking Initiative.  

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.