Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Past Programs

Apr
12
2021

Black Immigrant Leadership: Sustaining & Building Movements for Justice

Monday, April 12, 2021 |
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees

Black immigrant leaders continue to constitute an essential part the overlapping immigrant and racial justice movements. Join the Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for a discussion with leaders from these movements and the release of a report with recommendations for philanthropy.Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 
Mar
25
2021

Silver Linings: What to Carry Forward From This Challenging Time

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:00pm

Presented by Philanthropy Massachusetts

This past year brought previously unimaginable crises and barriers for the nonprofit and funding communities. In response, nonprofits and funders innovated, worked together, and identified ways to meet these challenges head on.

In their work with nonprofits...Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 
Feb
24
2021

Community Conversation: Meeting the Moment of a Democracy in Crisis

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |
3:00pm to 4:15pm

Presented by PEAK Grantmaking

Many of us are individually, and as a community within the philanthropic sector, reflecting on the events of January 6, 2021. We do so while also managing through the personal...Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 
Feb
24
2021

Philanthropy And The Case For Reparations

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 1:00pm

Presented by Decolonizing Wealth Project and Democratizing Development Program

As our country heals and pivots forward under a new administration, conversations and actions for reparations for Black and Indigenous communities continue to gain unprecedented momentum.

Join Nile Malloy, Neighborhood Funders Group & Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project for a two-part series to further discuss the growing work on reparations to heal, restore, repair, and rebuild communities. Learn more how funders and leaders are moving forward a diverse range of approaches to move resources to respond to our political moment.Read more

Event type: 
Feb
19
2021

#PhilanthropySoWhite: What Is the Role of White Leaders in Philanthropy in Dismantling White Supremacy

Friday, February 19, 2021 |
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by Decolonizing Wealth Project in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

In 2018, Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, moderated the first #PhilanthropySoWhite webinar to discuss white leaders’ role in philanthropy...Read more

Event type: 
Feb
18 - 24
2021

Maine Philanthropy and Indigenous Communities & A Conversation with Maine Tribal Chiefs

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 2:00pm to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 4:00pm
Virtual Event

Maine Philanthropy and Indigenous Communities & A Conversation with Maine Tribal Chiefs

As philanthropies who are already engaged in supporting BIPOC organizations and projects and who are nurturing relationships in this space, we invite you and 1 representative from your board...Read more

Event type: 
Geographic Location: 
Jul
21
2020

Let's Talk About: Race, Policy and Action

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 |
8:30am to 11:00am
Zoom

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, international mass protests emerged and demands persist for racial justice and an end to policies rooted in racial discrimination. Calls for individuals and institutions to be anti-racist have increased. But what...Read more

Event type: 
Geographic Location: 
Sep
18
2018

DEI Stumbling Blocks and Questions - A Conversation with Lelia DeAndrade

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
United Way of Greater Portland
Line Drawing of a Sandwich

Part of a series of conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that take place over lunch.Read more

Event type: 
Feb
06
2018

DEI Brown-Bag Lunch: Integrating Equity into Programs and Operations at the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
Line drawing of a sandwich

Join us for a conversation about how the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is integrating equity into its programs and operations, including its core Switzer Fellows initiative.Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 
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

Event type: 
Audience: 
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
Line drawing of a sandwich

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

Event type: 
Audience: 
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
Line drawing of a sandwich
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
Event type: 
Audience: 
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
Line drawing of a sandwich
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
Event type: 
Audience: 
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
Lunch box
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
Event type: 
Audience: 
May
10
2016

2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
Point Lookout
Conference Logo - Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

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

Event type: 
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
Event type: 
Audience: 

Pages