Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

2018 Funders Forum

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -
8:00am to 1:30pm EDT
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street, Bangor, ME
Registration Fee: 
Members: $130.00
Non-members: $170.00
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The 2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference may come to an end, but the learning and relationship-building don’t have to.

Join us after the conference for a casual funder dinner and time to socialize and connect with peers.

Then, on Wednesday, our half-day 2018 Funders Forum will further explore the PPC themes of courage, creativity, and community from a funders-only perspective. Together, we will discuss successes, failures, and opportunities for the future.




"Moving Beyond This Moment with Courage, Creativity, and Community"


Tuesday, May 15

6:30 pm          Funders Dinner (Atrium/Pre-function space, Cross Insurance Center)

Wednesday, May 16

8:00 am          Breakfast

8:30 am          Welcome  (John Shoos, Maine Philanthropy Center Board Chair)

8:40 am          Reflections on The Conference

  • What were your key takeaways and overnight reflections?


8:50 am          COURAGE | FailFest

  • What is the greatest risk you ever took in your life and how did it turn out?
  • In your work as a funder, what was a project, initiative or action that failed and what lessons did you learn from that experience?


10:10 am         Break

10:20 am         CREATIVITY

  • How has your organization taken a creative approach to a particular problem, a challenge, or a new opportunity? 
  • What techniques do you use to foster creativity within your organization?


11:30 am         COMMUNITY

  • What do we want the gubernatorial candidates and next State of Maine administration to know about philanthropy and the role it plays/can (or cannot) play in Maine?
  • Where do we think inequity exists in philanthropy, generally and in Maine in particular?
  • What challenges is your organization facing in the coming year that you would love to think about, discuss, and learn about with your funder colleagues?


12:15 pm         Session Closing

12:30 pm         Networking Lunch


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