In their latest publication, Reimagining Capacity Building, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) provides vital principles for centering equity in our capacity building efforts, explores the way inequities can show up, and offers steps we can take to address and mitigate those inequities. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations for this interactive and engaging workshop. Our speakers Akilah Massey, Vice President of Programs and Mareeha Niaz, Director of Programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations will give a deep dive into the practices highlighted in their resource and efforts around capacity building. Through national examples and Maryland voices, participants will ideas about how shifts in practices lead to meaningful change for communities.
Picking up on work started in 2020 by Maryland Philanthropy Network, and funded by several of our members, consultant team Jonalyn Denlinger and Erika Seth Davies have been mapping Baltimore’s fiscal sponsorship landscape. Through conversations and interviews with funders, fiscal sponsors, and fiscally sponsored organizations in Baltimore, as well as national players in the fiscal sponsor ecosystem, the project prioritized and centered the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations and social entrepreneurs in assessing the effectiveness of the current nonprofit ecosystem and fiscal sponsor landscape. Join members of Maryland Philanthropy Network to learn about the findings of the landscape assessment; best practices and gaps in the system; and recommendations for short-term and long-term strategies for addressing the findings. We’ll take time to discuss about how funders might contribute to building an equitable fiscal sponsorship ecosystem.
Join Christopher Rockey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Greater Maryland Community Development at PNC Bank, and James Wahls, Senior Investment Analyst at Annie E. Casey Foundation, to learn more about how the Baltimore Small Business Technical Assistance Fund has built a supportive ecosystem for small businesses owned by people of color.
Please join John Brothers, President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation, at our next Family Philanthropy Roundtable meeting.
All funders interested in community development, workforce development, affordable housing and the creative arts are welcome to attend this briefing. Part presentation, part workshop, this briefing will lift up a new model for community growth; one that increases the impact for low- and moderate-income families while bringing vital services back into historically marginalized neighborhoods.
Join us for a presentation providing an overview of the current fiscal sponsor landscape in Maryland, the purpose and difference between fiscal agency and fiscal sponsorship, and national standards and best practices.