Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Past Programs

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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Aug
26
2015

A Path to Greater Impact: The What and Why of Public Policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 |
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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 about the MPC Public Policy Task Team’s work, what public policy involvement might mean, and why it’s important.Read more

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May
12
2015

Let's Talk About Health

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 1:00pm
Maple Hill Farm

Grantmakers and nonprofit organizations interested in the health of Maine people and communities gathered on May 12th, 2015 for an afternoon conversation about the trends and challenges that are top of mind in today's health arena. This learning and networking opportunity allowed participants to compare notes about interests, solutions being explored, and learnings on the ground.Read more

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May
05
2015

Investing In and Advocating For Access to Justice for Poor and Vulnerable Mainers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 9:00am
Hallowell, ME

On May 5, 2015, 30 representatives of Maine’s philanthropic organizations, legal aid providers, and Congressional Delegation met at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell to discuss access to civil justice for poor and vulnerable Mainers.Read more

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Mar
04
2015

Maine Funders and Tribal Communities Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 |
10:30am to 3:00pm
Indian Island, Maine

Gather with funder colleagues, representatives of Maine's tribal communities, Maine-Wabanaki REACH, and the Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission to learn about their work and to share a meal prepared at the Community Center.Read more

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Jan
12
2015

A Transitioning Eastern Maine Economy: What's the Role of Philanthropy

Monday, January 12, 2015 |
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bangor, ME

In the past year, nearly 1,500 jobs have been lost due to mill and plant closures in five communities within a hundred mile radius of Bangor. This discussion will explore the role of philanthropy in addressing: immediate need longer-term opportunities, and time for informal funders-only dialogue about individual and collaborative funder involvement.Read more

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Oct
15
2014

Investing In Change Increasing Impact Through Public Policy and Advocacy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 |
9:00am to 1:00pm
Portland, ME

Join fellow staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations - large or small, experienced or interested in learning more - for a program about philanthropy's potential to increase impact through public policy and advocacy.Read more

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May
07
2014

2014 Philanthropy Partners Conference

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 |
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Northport, ME

Maine Philanthropy Center was proud to host the 2014 Philanthropy Partners Conference with 356 attendees, featuring 57 panelists comprised of 34 nonprofits, 17 grantmakers, 4 nonprofit consultants, and 2 government officials, a keynote presentation by Heather Peeler from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and energizing conversations among old friends and new colleagues.Read more

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Feb
04
2014

Meet the Funders

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 |
10:30am to 12:30pm
Bangor, ME

The Maine Philanthropy Center periodically sponsors Meet the Funders programs to bring together grantmakers with nonprofit organizations for a learning and networking opportunity. It is our belief that fostering this type of dialogue among funders and nonprofit organizations helps strengthen the impact of philanthropy in Maine and can lead to better outcomes.Read more

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