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1.) About The PPC
2.) About the 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference
4.) Event Prices
5.) Event Structure
6.) Request for Proposals: Breakout Sessions
8.) Special Accomodations and MPC's Cancellation Policy
SHIFTING POWER THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTION
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.
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.
Registration for the 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference will open in February. Keep an eye on this page.
|Early Bird Member||$145||$170|
|Early Bird Non-Member||$235||$260|
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.
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.
We currently are seeking proposals from individuals who would like to serve as breakout session facilitators and presenters at the 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference.
- February 7: Proposal due date
- March 13: Deadline for learning whether you have been selected as a breakout session presenter.
- May 19: 2020 Philanthropy Partners Conference
We have set up a room block with the Residence Inn by Marriott, which is right across the street from the conference venue.
Reservations must be made by April 25 in order to take advantage of the discounted room rates.
Residence Inn - 22 Bass Park Boulevard, Bangor, Maine | (207) 433-0800
- Hotel website
- Reservations link: Click here to access discounted rates.
- King Studio: $149 per night + tax
- Double Queen Suite: $159 per night +tax
Do you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this program? Please contact us at email@example.com or 207-780-5039 as soon as possible to discuss your specific needs.