Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
8:45am to 4:30pm EDT
Cross Insurance Center
Registration Fee: 
Members: $190.00
Non-members: $280.00
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The last day to register is Monday, April 30.

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Early Bird discounts ended on March 30, 2018. Regular pricing is now in effect.

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Early Bird Member $140 $165
Early Bird Non-Member $230 $255
Regular Member $190 $215
Regular Non-Member $280 $305

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* Consultants register at nonprofit rates.


We live in a historical moment that can be complex and daunting.

Today’s political and economic landscapes are filled with uncertainty, and the work of bettering our communities can feel difficult and isolating.

But nonprofits and funders can make things better.

When we are bold, take risks, and work together, we have the power to solve problems in Maine.

Especially when we draw on inspiration close to home.

At “Moving Beyond This Moment,” you will meet, be encouraged by, and learn from colleagues who are using resilience, inventiveness, and collaboration to transform our state.

The 2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference will:

  • Bring together more than 400 funders and nonprofit leaders from across Maine.
  • Offer opportunities for participants to learn together, exchange ideas, and speak frankly about shared issues and current challenges.
  • Bolster the strength, connectivity, capacity, and effectiveness of Maine’s philanthropy and nonprofit networks.

The day will provide opportunities to not only assess where you and your organization stand right now, but also envision where you hope to be in the future. What challenges are you currently facing—and how might the tools of courage, creativity, and community help you overcome them, increase your effectiveness, and grow your capacity and power?

We believe that answers to those questions already exist in Maine, which is why we're pleased to announce that Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz will kick off the day by sharing stories of courage, creativity, and community gleaned during his travels around the state. Together with other inspiring speakers, he will highlight homegrown heroes and innovators, prove that we don't need to look very far for examples of amazing initiatives, and help build connections between people and organizations advancing the social good in Maine.


    We have set up room blocks with rate discounts at two different hotels. The Residence Inn by Marriott is across the street from the conference venue, and the Fairfield Inn - Bangor is only a short drive away.

    Reservations must be made by April 14 in order to take advantage of the discounted room rates.

    Rates are as follows:

    Residence Inn - 22 Bass Park Boulevard, Bangor, Maine | (207) 433-0800

    Please Note: As of 4/24/18, the Residence Inn is full and cannot accomodate any additional reservations.


    Fairfield Inn Bangor - 300 Odlin Road, Bangor, Maine | (207) 990-0001



    For Funder Members of the Maine Philanthropy Center:

    After the 2018 Phlanthropy Partners Conference concludes, join us for a casual dinner on Tuesday, May 15. 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.

    You may register for the Funders Forum on the 2018 Funders Forum web page. If you are logged into our system, you may register for the Funders Forum and 2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference in the same online session. Put registrations for both events into your cart and pay for them in one transaction. Thank you.


    No refunds will be granted for cancellations after May 8, 2018 (includes no-shows). All requests for cancellations will be subject to a $25 service fee. Substitutions are allowed, provided the person is affiliated with your organization. Please contact us at with questions.

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