Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At MPC, we believe that increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and practices is key way for philanthropy to be more effective in Maine.

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2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

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

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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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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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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The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and Equity on Nonprofit Boards of Directors (Koya Leadership Partners)

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January 2019
Koya’s report, The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and Equity in Nonprofit Boards of Directors , examines how and why this gap persists, with the aim of giving leaders actionable strategies for increasing board diversity. The report explores: Obstacles to increasing diversity on boards of directors What’s working and what’s not, from real-world experiences of nonprofit boards Concrete steps board members can take to move toward diversity and inclusion
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Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
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July 2018
Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.
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AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture

AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture report
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July 2018
Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Yet the structural racism that endures in U.S. society, deeply rooted in our nation’s history and perpetuated through racist policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, prevents us from attaining it. The impact of structural racism is evident not only in societal outcomes, but in the very institutions that seek to positively impact them
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