Social Sector Coffee and Donuts 2019
At the Maryland Philanthropy Network, we believe that authentic relationships between nonprofit organizations and funders are key to sustainable social change. Because of this belief and inspiration from Vu Le's insightful, and very funny, blog Nonprofit AF, we are hosting a day "where foundations and nonprofits can get together, over a beer, coffee or ice cream ...to see each other as human beings, and help to decrease the power dynamics so present in our sector."
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network, Impact Hub, Maryland Nonprofits, and nonprofit and funder colleagues for a coffee and donut celebration and good conversation about how to build connections in our sector.
This is an opportunity for professionals from both the funding and nonprofit communities to share, learn and inform Maryland Philanthropy Network about how we might help break down barriers in the sector. Set in a casual, yet focused environment, we’ll prompt your thinking about challenges and best practices for minimizing traditional funder/nonprofit “power dynamics”, setting the stage for your informal conversations during the event. Essentially, participants will have a chance to simply “get to know each other better” in the absence of formalized pitches and proposals while potentially walking away with a clearer understanding of how to engage each other more effectively.
This event is hosted by The Maryland Philanthropy Network, Impact Hub Baltimore and Maryland Nonprofits. It is free and registration is strongly encouraged.