Meet The Funders – Closing the Funding Gap for Black-Led Nonprofits II

Meet The Funders – Closing the Funding Gap for Black-Led Nonprofits II

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

The Black Executive Director’s (BLK ED) Network seeks to bridge the funding gap and establish relationships with local and national funders, providing their members a seat at the table not only to eat but to also have the same portion sizes. 

A continued joint effort by Maryland Philanthropy Network and the 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 the Abell Foundation, West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation, Hoffberger Family Philanthropies Foundation, and the Greater Washington Community Foundation 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. 

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.

Registration fee:
$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, 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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