Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Sector Event: Philanthropy 101: Six Part Series

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:00am to Friday, December 2, 2022 - 1:30pm EDT
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Presented by Philanthropy Massachusetts

Philanthropy 101 is a six-module cohort series that helps staff new to philanthropy gain a better understanding of the sector. This virtual, interactive course provides a historical overview of philanthropy, reviews a foundation's leadership and governance, offers an overview of grantmaking, allows for discussions of current issues in philanthropy, and explores your role, as a funder, within the field.
Philanthropy 101 takes place over six Friday mornings that run from late-September through early-December. This cohort series is relevant to staff in any position at a grantmaking organization. Each module builds on the previous one and themes are connected throughout the series. Participants are expected to attend the entire series. Participants are also expected to engage in post-session discussion groups with an assigned Learning Pod to explore seminar topics more deeply. Learning Pod meetings will take place after each session and will be 1-hour long.
Designed for:
Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector (including private, public, community, corporate and United Ways) within the last two years or is interested in a refresher; open to the entire range of roles within the field, e.g., Program Staff, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Human Resources Director, Trustee, among others.
Members of Philanthropy Massachusetts, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island (GCRI) or Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC): $350
Non-members: $500
20% discount applies if more than one individual sign up from an organization. There is a limit of three registrants per organization. Space permitting, we will welcome additional participants.
The series provides opportunities for:

  • Skill-building and learning from leaders and experts in the field
  • Meaningful connections through peer group discussions and Learning Pods (pre-determined small peer working groups to continue the conversation after each session. Presentations will go from 10am - 12pm, followed by a short break for lunch, and then working groups will meet from 12:30pm - 1:30pm)
  • Enhanced knowledge of the field
  • Unlimited access to session materials and recordings
  • ...and more!

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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