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The Daily Record selected Celeste Amato, President and CEO of Forum member Maryland Philanthropy Network, to receive the 2020 Influential Marylander award.
This is a guest post by Kelly Connor, Program and Communications Manager at Gateway Center for Giving who shares her thoughts of the 2019 Forum annual conference and the world of philanthropy as she recently started working for Gateway Center for Giving.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is seeking to hire a President and Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for working closely with the Board of Directors and lead a highly skilled team to balance the organization’s long-term strategy and day-to-day operations.
The Forum conducted a scan of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in February through May 2018 to get a more comprehensive understanding of PSOs’ current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philanthropy. The scan reflects the input of 43 regional and national PSOs that participated in the scan survey and/or the scan interviews, representing more than half of the Forum’s membership...
Sample language from philanthropy-serving organizations regarding the coronavirus both internally and externally.
On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, philanthropy serving organizations, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements.