Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (All day)
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street, Bangor, ME
Registration Fee: 
Members: $215.00
Non-members: $305.00
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With the health, safety, and well-being of our community in mind the Maine Philanthropy Center Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference until Spring 2021.
We look forward to the time when we can bring together funders and nonprofits once again to further develop and enhance the Maine philanthropic sector.
  1. About The PPC
  2. About the 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference
  3. Registration
  4. Event Prices
  5. Event Structure
  6. Lodging
  7. Special Accomodations and MPC's Cancellation Policy




The Maine Philanthropy Center's popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference provides an important and rare opportunity for hundreds of funders and nonprofits working across Maine to speak frankly about common issues and current challenges. Through stories, experiences, discussion sessions, and relationship-building activities, attendees share successes, learn about new trends and tools, and build connections that can enrich their work.

    ABOUT THE 2020 PPC

    Transformational Change: Shifting Power Through Relationships and Action

    The theme of the 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference is “Transformational Change: Shifting Power Through Relationships and Action.” The planning committee is building a conference that will provide insight into how nonprofits and funders can:

    • build better relationships.
    • engage in advocacy together.
    • collaboratively bring about systems change.
    • promote DEI in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
    • make true commitments to actions that promote transformation and power-shifting.


    Definition of “Transformational Change”

    We are designing the 2020 PPC to equip and prepare participants to build relationships and take actions that shift power and thereby promote change. We recognize that change can occur at the levels of the individual, the organization, and/or the collective – and that change is not uniform. It looks different across diverse contexts. For example, “promoting change” might involve developing a strategic plan in one organization, but shifting some aspect of organizational culture in another organization.  At the level of the individual, change might be reflected:

    • in the way a person acts.
    • in the way a person thinks about morals and ethics.
    • in the way a person considers ideas and cognitive frameworks.
    • in the way a person experiences, processes, and communicates emotions.






    Early Bird Member $145 $170
    Early Bird Non-Member $230 $255
    Regular Member $190 $215
    Regular Non-Member $280 $305

    Interested in becoming a member of the MPC? Click here.

    * Nonprofit consultants register at nonprofit rates.
    * Professional services professionals (lawyers, financial representatives, etc.) who serve funders register at funder rates.


    Maine Philanthropy Center is committed to creating a conference for all -- including individuals from smaller organizations who may have financial barriers to participation. To this end, we have set aside a limited number of reduced price $40 scholarship tickets for people seeking additional support. In order to receive a scholarship, you must show financial need, share with us why you would like to attend the PPC this year and what you hope to get out of it. Individuals must come from a nonprofit or community-based organization with an annual operating budget of less than $100,000. Please fill out this form and we will notify you if you have been approved. Scholarships will be limited to two per organization if we receive multiple applications from that organization – applications must be filled out individually. Notifications will be made on a rolling basis until we run out of scholarships.


    The 2020 PPC will include keynote remarks and breakout sessions that will provide participants with opportunities to explore key questions and issues related to change, power, relationships, and action both as a large group and within smaller cohorts that promote interaction and dialogue.

    The PPC Planning Committee is working to finalize the details of the day's schedule. A working agenda will be posted on this webpage when it becomes available.


    Do you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this program? Please contact us at or 207-780-5039 as soon as possible to discuss your specific needs.

    CLICK HERE to access our cancellation and refund policy.

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