Philanthropy-serving organizations offer thousands of programs throughout the year for members, nonmembers, grantmakers, and nonprofits. These programs take many forms, from intimate brown bag lunches to elaborate annual conferences. As the hub of the network, the Forum has collected program agendas, ideas, notes, communications pieces, and more to help regional associations replicate successful programs and better serve their members.
Program Peer Community
The Program Peer Community is for those who are responsible for their PSO’s member programming, educations and partnerships.
- Program Listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org)- You must be a member of the Forum & this Peer Community to post to this list.
- Three round-robin calls per year
- In-person meeting at Forum’s Annual Conference
Interested in joining this Peer Community? Submit your email address on the form at the bottom of the Our Networks page.
Forum Staff Lead: Maggie Osborn, (202-386-6426)
Yi-Ching Lin, Director of Learning Services Philanthropy New York
As Director of Learning Services, Yi-Ching Lin works with Philanthropy New York’s members, partners, and staff to develop and implement the organization’s educational programs and events. Yi-Ching manages and evaluates PNY’s program strategy to strengthen and expand program offerings to foster meaningful collaboration and knowledge exchange within philanthropy and between philanthropy and other sectors.
Yi-Ching holds a Bachelor of Science from Emory University and a Master of Arts from New York University. As a professionally trained artist, Yi-Ching enjoys writing, photography, and making music in her free time, as well as volunteering for several local and national nonprofits.
Melissa Sines, Effective Practices Program Manager PEAK Grantmaking
Melissa Sines is the Effective Practices Program Manager at PEAK Grantmaking. In this role, she works with internal teams, external consultants, volunteer advisory groups, and partner organizations to articulate and highlight the best ways to make grants – Effective Practices. This body of work will help to define the role of grants management in philanthropic institutions in the United States and across the world.
Prior to joining PEAK Grantmaking, Melissa was the Education and Accreditation Director at Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, where she oversaw nonprofit accreditation and the association’s learning community.
Melissa is currently a board member at the Maryland Center for Economic Policy and on the advisory board for the Business and Economic Department at the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has served on committees for Independent Sector, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, and numerous other nonprofits in her local community. She received her MPA from the University of Baltimore and her BA from Hood College.
Melissa is a self-professed nonprofit dork and accidental techie. She is passionate about organizing people and projects to create positive social change.