Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Let's Talk About Nonprofit-Funder Relationships

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Eagle Room - Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street, Freeport
Registration Fee: 
Members: $35.00
Non-members: $55.00
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November 11, 2019:  This event currently is at capacity. If you would like to add your name to the first-come, first-serve waitlist, please send us an email with your name, organization, email address, and the best telephone number to reach you. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your interest in this MANP/MPC event.

Let's Build EPIC Partnerships

This event for nonprofits, funders, and consultants/advisors is open to MPC members and non-members. If you would like to learn more about MPC membership benefits, see our membership webpage.

Vu Le – author of the "Nonproft AF" blog and executive director of the Rainier Valley Corps – was a big hit at at our 2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference, where his keynote explored how nonprofits and funders perpetuate inequity. In 2018, Vu, Jessamyn Shams-Lau, and Jane Le published Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Funders Can Create EPIC Partnerships.

This autumn, Tory Dietel Hopps (Managing Partner, Dietel & Partners) and Kristen Miale (President, Good Shepherd Food Bank) will lead a highly-interactive workshop about how nonprofits and funders can address some of the challenging dynamics of organizational relationships and build powerful, effective partnerships.

Unicorns Unite will be available for purchase at a discount at this event.

We hope that you will join us for some thought-provoking conversation, co-sponsored by






Our event cancellation and refund policies may be accessed HERE.

Do you need an accomodation in order to fully participate in this program? Please contact Heather Harris at or 207-228-8289 as soon as possible  – and at least one month prior to the event  – to discuss your specific needs.



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