Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Please join Chicago Beyond’s Chief Investment Officer, Shruti Jayaraman and their Growth Director, Steve Gates as they lead a session on their guidebook titled Why Am I Always Being Researched? We hope this session will provide an understanding of the equity-based research mentioned in the guidebook to community organizations, partners, and funders.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 01:00 to 03:30 PM

This interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to explore the imperatives of ABFE’s 2020 Call to Action: We Must be in It for the Long Haul through their Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) framework and tools. This will include considering strategies to address a few of the Call-to-Action imperatives via a “test-drive” of at least one of two tools, What’s Race got to Do With It? and the Racial Equity Impact Analysis. This workshop builds on the Introduction to Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking being held on May 4th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM and is best suited to those who have attended one of ABFE’s past workshops or are otherwise grounded in concepts regarding racism and race equity.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at 01:00 to 05:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host our annual training for funders, Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking, in partnership with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. This year we offer a highly interactive virtual equivalent of the typical on-site day-long racial equity training. This introductory training, derived from the Race Matters Toolkit, presents a valuable framework that has guided and informed Maryland Philanthropy Network’s work since it was first offered to our Board, Staff and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in April 2013. ABFE’s racial equity training is centered on the drivers of poor and disparate outcomes in Black communities and other communities of color, as well as support and tools for leading community change efforts particularly in places where there has been a long history of racial inequity.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 01:00 to 02:30 PM

Join PEAK Grantmaking's President and CEO, Satonya Fair, for a discussion to help grantmakers understand what we're doing that might be systematically putting certain organizations and projects at a disadvantage, without meaning to. We'll also identify how we can work proactively to level the playing field, or even improve the chances, for organizations and leaders that have been historically disenfranchised.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 02:30 to 04:00 PM

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Andre Perry, author of  Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Dr. Perry will be joined by Stephanie Smith, Baltimore City’s Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications and Maryland State Delegate, to discuss how government, corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors in the Baltimore region could restore value to communities by adopting a new paradigm for determining and building value and wealth in Baltimore’s Black communities.  

Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

In June, ABFE released We Must be in it for the Long Haul, a call to action to philanthropy to stem anti-Black racism developed in partnership with Black foundations executives across the country. 

Shanaysha Sauls, President & CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation and one of the signatories of the statement, will ground participants in the impetus for the statement and share insight around the significance for MPN’s members.  From there, MPN members will have a chance to learn and share with peers in smaller breakout groups.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

This year, Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders will be conducting a series of programs exploring Social Determinants of Health topics, to better understand the roles of all funder groups in advancing health equity.

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