Maryland Philanthropy Network recently spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy about changes to MPN's physical space, communications, and programs to be more welcoming to disabled people.
The Declaration of Independence, written 245 years ago, inspired a revolution that helped birth a nation. The power of the Declaration’s “self-evident” truths also inspired global movements for human rights and democracy that remain powerful today, by declaring that all “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As we emerge from a tumultuous year—of pandemic, racial strife, and party polarization—it is worth returning to these fundamental truths, and to reflect on how they might help us heal and rebuild our incredibly diverse nation. This 4th of July weekend, a group of funders, thinkers, creators, and community leaders are launching the New Declaration campaign, which invites every community to join in reflection and creative expression. Our goal is to strengthen the foundations of our nation in advance of the Declaration’s 250th anniversary in 2026.
Since the whole country is thinking about infrastructure, I thought I would as well. It is not sexy, nobody likes to fund it, but just like our country’s infrastructure, if you let it go, eventually it crumbles.
Maryland Philanthropy Network joins United Philanthropy Forum signing on to a letter related to understanding how changes to the tax code in Congress impact the charitable sector and what it means for data-driven decision making to have an impact on policy reform. The ask is to include charitable organizations and donors in discussions that impact the sector as soon as possible. This letter was signed onto this as it is in alignment with the broader policy of charitable reform which seems to allow for general support.
With the American Rescue Plan allocating hundreds of billions of dollars across the country, it is essential for state and local governments to set up community investment boards (CIBs) that strengthen public-private partnerships and advance equit
The 2020 Fund to Advance Impact was launched to enhance Maryland Philanthropy Network’s visibility and accessibility, support the organization's move to new office space, and expand the ways in which the organization supports the evolving needs and aspirations of our statewide membership enhancing the engagement and impact of Maryland's philanthropic community. We're pleased to share the 2020 Fund to Advance Impact Report below and to express our deep gratitude to all those who contributed and made the Fund a success.
Maggie Osborn, a 30-year veteran of the philanthropic sector, will join the Maryland Philanthropy Network as the next CEO of the organization, which represents 115 foundations and other member organizations around the state.