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 board and staff of MPN have begun their strategic work to define our path forward and to determine our core pillars of work.
Maryland is changing – bringing new possibilities, diverse people, and a shifting economy. This is a moment when we are ahead of many parts of the country, and it is to our advantage to reimagine our state for the future.
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.