Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 02:00 to 04:30 PM

For more than 12 years, Maryland Philanthropy Network has led a learning agenda around racial equity for our members. Part peer-exchange, part workshop, this program is designed for members to learn from several colleague organizations about their racial equity journeys, reflect on where your organization is in its journey, and unearth insights to take into your own work. The peer exchange will include discussion of building buy-in from the board and navigating differences between staff and board on this issue. We’ll also explore ideas around future MPN activities and what offerings/supports will help move you along your journey.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 01:00 to 02:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to be a partner with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project for this multi-part series that will explore the relationship between the two approaches, to understand why a racial equity lens is needed (the issue), what a racial equity lens is in a trust-based approach (the answer), and how to operationalize it (the implementation). This series will include comprehensive data-informed content, rich discussion and insights from sector thought leaders, as well as an opportunity to connect with a cohort of peers actively working to understand and operationalize these concepts within their grantmaking organizations.

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.