The Daily Record selected Celeste Amato, President and CEO of Forum member Maryland Philanthropy Network, to receive the 2020 Influential Marylander award.
Our latest round up of all the best and latest association management resources including how to prepare first-time speakers, inclusiveness in hiring and contracting, and why your association should not give away content for free.
Strategic planning can help philanthropy-serving organizations meet the current and future needs of the foundations they serve. Yet to be successful, a strategic plan must provide concrete goals and realistic deadlines for meeting them.
Forum members engaged in a listserve discussion about reccomendations for shared calendar tools to help with coordinating staff schedules within their organization.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Cleveland and Baltimore discussing the Evergreen Cooperative, Baltimore Integration Project and the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Initiatives as examples of collective leadership and anchor institutions that have made real change in struggling communities.
Some organizations are beginning to create policies that increase underrepresented groups providing goods or services to their organization. Sample vendor diversity policies are available from philanthropy-serving organizations.
Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a full-day professional development workshop for MId-Atlantic grantmakers taught by our region's experienced practitioners.
Sample logic models and evaluation tools, such as outcome maps, from regional associations participating in PolicyWorks for Philanthropy.
Sample Public Policy committee charters from PSOs.
Sample materials and other resources on how philanthropy-serving organizations are offering programming to their membership around these issues.
Additional speaker suggestions and event descriptions from a survey of the membership are available here
Join the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers for Community Engagement Matters: A Workshop with Paul Schmitz on Monday, November 12.
After 18 years of pooled funding support for Baltimore neighborhood revitalization, the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) concluded its operation and transitioned its work to partner organizations and an ongoing Neighborhood and Community Development Affinity Group within the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
We all strive to provide informative, thought-provoking, engaging and well-attended programming that also provides an opportunity for participants to make connections with their peers. But this is easier said than done. This session will explore three case studies from your PSO colleagues, who will share not only successes and lessons learned but also their challenges and failures.