Grantmaking Fundamentals Workshop 2019

Grantmaking Fundamentals Workshop 2019

Tuesday, June 04, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A full-day professional development workshop for Mid-Atlantic grantmakers taught by our region's experienced practitioners!  Presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network every year.

Learning Agenda

  • Your grantmaking within the local and national philanthropic landscape
  • Aligning grant guidelines to your values and communicating with the public
  • Reviewing proposals and conducting due diligence
  • Legal and ethical guidelines for grantmaking excellence
  • Maximizing grant impact   
  • Strategies for continued learning and improvement

Who Should Attend

  • Trustees, staff, and executive directors of foundations, giving circles and corporate giving programs who want to expand their grantmaking skills, deepen their understanding of philanthropy and learn from their colleagues
  • Individuals who are exploring how to organize significant charitable giving  
  • Beginning grantmakers will appreciate the workshop's efficient overview of all aspects of grantmaking
  • Intermediate grantmakers will appreciate the time to reflect on and refine their grantmaking fundamentals

You may view the Workshop Agenda included below.

Registration Fees

  • $100 Maryland Philanthropy Network members - $85 Early-Bird Discount before May 3, 2019
  • $100 members of Philanthropy Serving Organizations* that are part of the United Philanthropy Forum - $85 Early-Bird Discount before May 3, 2019
  • $145 non-member grantmakers

Please note: you will need an account to register for this event. To create one, click here.

Total attendance will be limited to 25 registrants; Maryland Philanthropy Network reserves the right to cancel the event if fewer than five grantmakers register (fees would be reimbursed)

Please contact your membership organization for the discount code.


This workshop is adapted from Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers, co-developed by the Council on Foundations and the United Philanthropy Forum. All participants will receive a set of helpful reference materials.


Please note the Latrobe Building has implemented a new front door security system, click here for entrance instructions.