Meet The Funders – Closing the Funding Gap for Black-Led Nonprofits
According to a new study published in May 2020 by Bridgespan and Echoing Green, Racial Equity in Philanthropy: Closing the Funding Gap, organizations led by people of color receive less funding than majority white-led organizations. The BLK ED Network seeks to bridge the funding gap and establish relationships with local and national funders, providing our members a seat at the table not only to eat but to also have the same portion sizes.
A joint effort by Maryland Philanthropy Network and BLK ED Network, this event will provide an opportunity for black-led nonprofit leaders to enrich their understanding about funding opportunities and discuss the barriers they face in securing philanthropic funding. While studies demonstrate an increase in the percentage of grants awarded to black-led nonprofits, the overall percentages remain relatively low.
Representatives from several grantmaking organizations will provide an overview of their initiatives, briefly describe their priorities, types of grants, application guidelines, and how and when grantmaking decisions are made through a racial equity lens.
There will be break-out sessions for participants to engage with funders.
We will be joined by:
Martha Cukor, Co-chair, Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle
Kate Essex, Program Officer, The Goldseker Foundation
Darius Graham, Program Director, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Terrill North, Executive Director, The Hoffberger Foundation
This event is for nonprofit directors who identify as Black and are at any level of fundraising experience. Space is limited to 45 participants.
You must have a website account to register for events. Those who are not MPN members or do not already have a website account will need to request an account. Once the account has been approved, you will receive another e-mail containing information about how to set your password and log in to register for events. Please allow time for this process.
$25 per individual
Members of BLK ED Network: Please contact BLK ED Network for the discount code to receive free registration ($25 off) when you register for this event.
For nonprofit organizations with a budget under $100,000 annually: Please use code SMALL100. Panel discussions and workshop fees will be reduced to $10.
Assistance, Cancellations & Refunds
Please email Elyse Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.727.1205, with any questions or changes to your registration. For cancellations made at least a week before a program, you will receive a full refund. No refunds are available within one week of a program or event. This allows us to plan event capacity accurately and keep costs as low as possible for participants.
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