Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Past Programs

Nov
07
2017

2017 Funders Forum: Building our Muscle and Finding our Voice

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 |
8:30am to 3:00pm
Maine Mechanics' Hall

Join us for our annual gathering of Maine funders! 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
20
2017

Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Social Capital

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association - Mechanics' Hall
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Join MPC and the Immigrant & Refugee Funders group for a brown-bag lunch conversation about social capital and philanthropy. Get a brief introduction to the idea of social capital: What is it? Why is it important? How do we build it equitably? Then share examples from your funder colleagues and have an open discussion.Read more

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Apr
07
2017

Digging into Trends: Operating Support and Maine’s Foundations (Part 2)

Friday, April 7, 2017 |
9:30am to 11:30am
Freeport Community Library

Part two of an ongoing conversation about operating support among Maine’s funders. Join us for an interactive discussion of real-life examples of grants and approaches from your Maine funder colleagues.Read more

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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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