Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Past Programs

Mar
02
2017

Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Grants for Change at Maine Initiatives

Thursday, March 2, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Maine Initiatives' Offices
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In 2016, Maine Initiatives launched its Grants for Change program focused on advancing racial justice and racial equity in Maine. Join us to hear about the process and what the Maine Initiatives staff have learned so far about participatory grantmaking and the value of explicitly funding racial justice work.Read more

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Jan
19
2017

Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Grantmaking for Racial Equity

Thursday, January 19, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
State of Maine Room, Portland City Hall
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Join Lelia DeAndrade for an informal conversation about Maine Community Foundation's experience and lessons learned from seven years of grantmaking for racial equity.Read more

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Oct
07
2016

Corporate Funders' Gathering: Metrics for Corporate Giving Programs

Friday, October 7, 2016 |
8:30am to 10:30am
TD Charitable Foundation
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How do companies measure charitable investments, communicate results, and report outcomes? Hear from a national resource and then join fellow local corporate funders for a roundtable discussion of measures you're using, successes, and challenges.Read more

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Oct
05
2016

Digging into Trends: Operating Support

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 |
9:30am to 11:30am
Merrill Memorial Library

Join fellow Maine funders for an active discussion about funding (or not) operating support. How are your fellow Maine colleagues thinking about operating support? In what situations might you consider providing operating support? And how do those choices help you achieve your foundations’ goals?Read more

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Sep
13
2016

Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Applying a Gender Lens to Grantmaking

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 |
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Dietel Partners Office
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Part of a new series of informal brown-bag lunch conversations for funders around issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Join Tory Dietel Hopps, Managing Partner of Dietel Partners for an informal conversation about applying a gender lens to your work.Read more

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May
10 - 11
2016

2016 Funders Forum

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 6:30pm to Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 1:30pm
Point Lookout

Build connections with Maine philanthropy colleagues, share successes and challenges, and learn about what's happening in the broader philanthropy world. The 2016 Funders Forum will follow the 2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference.Read more

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May
10
2016

2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
Point Lookout
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Save the date for Maine Philanthropy Center's 2016 Conference, bringing together funders, nonprofits, advisors, and consultants working across Maine to speak frankly about shared issues and current challenges.Read more

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Feb
04
2016

CEO Breakfast

Thursday, February 4, 2016 |
8:30am to 10:00am
Portland, ME
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A gathering for CEOs from funder organizations for coffee and conversation. Share your foundation’s priorities and initiatives, catch up with colleagues, and learn about the work happening across the state.Read more

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Dec
15
2015

Planning for Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: What Funders Need to Know

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 |
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Webinar

Join this webinar on what funders need to know about planning for refugee resettlement in the United States, including how national security concerns and the volatile political environment may affect efforts to resettle refugee families and what funders can do to support the integration of refugees into local communities. Sponsored by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.Read more

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Nov
03
2015

Finding Meaning in Your Giving – Family Decision-Making

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 |
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Portland, ME
Peter Lamb

Part of a special conversation series led by highly respected philanthropic advisor Peter Lamb, focused on the unique perspectives of small family foundations, individual philanthropists, and donor advisors. "Family Decision-Making" explores how guiding principles can be used to ground your decision-making, to bring you back to those values that are most essential to you and your family legacy.Read more

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Oct
01
2015

2015 Funders Forum

Thursday, October 1, 2015 |
9:30am to 3:30pm
Brunswick, ME
Meg Greene at the 2014 Philanthropy Partners Conference

The Funders Forum provides MPC’s funder members the opportunity to meet and reflect on the issues crucial to our work. Build connections with Maine philanthropy colleagues, share successes and challenges, and learn about what's happening in the broader philanthropy world.Read more

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Sep
17
2015

A Path to Greater Impact: Moving from Ideas to Action

Thursday, September 17, 2015 |
10:00am to 11:00am
Online

Grantmakers already play an integral role in shaping public life. We do this with our funding, capacity building initiatives, data collection/evaluation and mission investing. Public policy work and support offers another important tool to add to this repertoire. Join this webinar to hear more from MPC's Public Policy Task Team about their recommendations and steps for moving forward for philanthropy engagement in public policy in Maine.Read more

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Sep
03
2015

Education Funders Gathering

Thursday, September 3, 2015 |
10:00am to 12:00pm
Falmouth, ME

A gathering of Maine funders with an interest in the education arena in order to better understand where current funding falls across the full education spectrum, learn about the current education strategies being pursued by Maine funders, and identify potential areas for collaboration and alignment.Read more

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