Maine Philanthropy Center

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Public Policy

MPC feels strongly that there is great value in funders being engaged in public policy on the state and national levels.

In 2014 MPC convened a Public Policy Task Team charged with developing recommendations for how MPC can best support and enhance the public policy work of our philanthropic network. Read more about the task team and their resulting report. In 2017, the Public Policy Committee for Maine's Philanthropic Network was officially launched. This committee is responsible for enhancing and implementing the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Public Policy - A Path to Greater Impact report

Scroll down for a listing of resources and events related to public policy. 


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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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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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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Bolder Advocacy

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December 2016
An initiative of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.
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Public Policy: A Path to Greater Impact

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July 2015
The Public Policy Task Team proudly presents its report Public Policy: A Path to Greater Impact, containing conclusions and recommendations for how philanthropy in Maine might best advance our collective action in the public policy arena. The report summarizes the team's work over the past six months and outlines the promise, value proposition, definitions and parameters for philanthropic engagement. It also suggests a potential structure and process for working together and the role that the Maine Philanthropy Center might play. The MPC board reviewed and discussed the report in late June...
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