Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Maryland Nonprofits for a conversation with the City of Baltimore about the recent Abell Foundation's research report that highlighted the challenges facing nonprofit organizations stemming from the City grants and contracts process along with potential solutions. City government leaders will share information about improvements underway with their grants and contracting processes, reforms that the city aims to make in the future, along with a discussion about how the philanthropic community can support those efforts.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 02:00 to 03:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network, the Abell Foundation, and the Middendorf Foundation for a joint program examining recent research on Baltimore City’s contracting, payment, and permitting processes and how delays in those processes negatively affect non-profits and the high-need communities they serve. At this briefing, you will hear from authors of the newly released Abell Report on the City’s contracting process and learn about the findings from a joint Middendorf/MPN study on the City’s permitting and grantmaking systems. The goals of the briefing are to share the scale and scope of the challenges, recommend changes, and discuss how funders can support the implementation of these changes in an effort to strengthen and support Baltimore’s non-profit sector.