Maryland Philanthropy Network has joined our colleagues from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Investment Advocacy Group (NIIAG) in responding to The Build Back Better legislation expected to see Congressional action this week. Maggie Gunther
Maryland Philanthropy Network has joined Maryland Nonprofits and our colleagues across Maryland in responding to a call for ideas from the State for how the budget surplus should be allocated. MPN was part of a group of 170 practitioners and partners that came together to create a joint appeal the result of which is this letter to the Governor. Together, we urge the State to dedicate $1 billion of the projected budget surplus for targeted relief, and that $500 million of this commitment should continue in future budgets to assure sustainability and for more equitable disbursement of state resources in partnership with the social purpose sector.
This Bainum Brief highlights 10 ways foundations can engage in policy advocacy, with examples from many funders, including the Bainum Family Foundation, across an array of topics. It also provides lessons learned to make the best use of scarce resources and maximize the chances of success.
I often hear from individuals in philanthropic institutions that there is an absence of movements and movement-building taking place in Native communities.