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  • Thursday, December 21, 2023 4:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Welcome to our new Philanos Affiliates:

    • Women's IMPACT Network of New Hanover County, NC
    • Aspen Giving Network, CO
    • Santa Fe Hestia Fund, NM
    • Impact100 DC
    • GivHer Circle, MS
    • 100+ Women Who Care East County, MS
    • 100 Women of Central Mississippi
    • Women's Giving Circle at York County Community Foundation, PA
    • Women Inspiring Philanthropy, TX

    Philanos is the leading national women's giving circle network, with more than 90 affiliates in 29 states, District of Columbia, England and Australia. Philanos affiliates vary by membership and governing models; however they all share one guiding mission: to become informed donors, to practice intentional grantmaking, and to make a lasting impact in their local communities.


  • Friday, December 15, 2023 4:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Maggie Glasgow, Philanos Co-Chair


    I recently had the distinct privilege of attending the Community Investment Network (CIN) Leadership Summit in New Orleans.  CIN’s Leadership Summit is an annual leadership development experience for community philanthropists that lead CIN-member giving circles.  The group that CIN assembled and hosted included BIPOC leaders from CIN, along with Latina and Latino circle leaders, the Asian Women Giving Circle, DMV Collective Giving Network, Philanos and Philanthropy Together. 

    The weekend meeting included best practices workshops, leadership training, peer-to-peer networking and personal development exercises. There was also a session led by Tony Bowen, Executive Director, Fidelity Charitable Trustees Philanthropy Fund, on inspiring donors through investments by putting DAF holders more proximate to the nonprofits in their communities. This is an important piece of the collaborative grant recently made by Fidelity Charitable to Philanos and our Network Partners: CIN, Philanthropy Together and Grapevine. The main meeting was held in the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans’ historic 9th Ward–a beautiful venue inspired by the power of black philanthropy.  

    For further inspiration, the Leadership Summit attendees were invited to the Soul of Philanthropy Gala hosted by the ACLU of Louisiana on Saturday evening at the Tate Etienne and Prevost Interpretive Center, also in the 9th Ward.  We were able to preview, in the gallery space, an brand new exhibit entitled “Parading Toward Freedom:  A Movement of Black Philanthropy” & “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited.”  The evening dinner program celebrated civil rights leaders and black philanthropy in Louisiana, and wrapped with music and dancing, New Orleans style.


  • Thursday, December 07, 2023 4:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We are looking ahead to 2024! And it could not be more exciting for Philanos.

    PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 brought 325 of us together in a spirit of collaboration that has us all on a high. We look forward to sharing our plans to build on that momentum and further engage each of our affiliates.

    This past weekend, Maggie had the privilege to attend the Community Investment Network (CIN) Leadership Summit in New Orleans joining community philanthropists who lead CIN-member giving circles and leadership from our Philanos Network Partners.

    With our recent funding from Fidelity Charitable, we will be partnering with other giving circle networks and organizations to expand the Philanos Network presence and impact further into the Mid and Central South and the Mountain West.

    We are in the process of building a new strategic plan thanks to the professional experience and women power of our recently expanded board. And nominations are now open for our 2024-2025 board. Please consider someone in your circle or yourself to nominate!

    It is an exciting time to be a member of a women’s giving circle and a Philanos Affiliate.

    With gratitude, Philanos Co-Chairs
    Maggie Glasgow, mglasgow@philanos.org
     
    Sandy Cook, scook@philanos.org

    Read the full eNewsletter here
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023 4:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Our national Philanos conference - PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 is now a wrap. 

    • We reach out with tremendous gratitude for the work of our Philanos Affiliates
    • The more than 300 women attending, represented circles throughout the country - sharing best practices for advocacy, sponsorships, membership recruitment, member engagement, grant making and so much more. Such a powerful collaboration by so many from our Philanos Board, Co-Hosts, Sponsors, Speakers and Volunteers!

    Our award announcements are always highlights! 

    • With our announcement of our 2023 Spotlight Awards, we were all inspired by the impact that our Philanos Affiliates are having in their local communities. A special congratulations to Many Hands (DC), The Melbourne Women's Foundation and Impact100 Garden State on this recognition.
    • Our 2023 Willoughby Award was announced, recognizing Malynda Hawes Madzel of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, MD. This award recognizes a changemaker who has used their collective giving experience to make an impact outside of her circle, addressing needs that may not have otherwise been addressed through philanthropic collaboration in her community.

    What's ahead? 

    • We are so pleased to announce that we are a Fidelity Charitable Trustees Initiative recipient for a multi-year grant. As the leading women's giving circle network, this phenomenal grant allows us to strengthen and enable Philanos to expand ongoing work in women's collective giving to advance diversity, equity and inclusion among our organizations, build young philanthropist programs, and engage more BIPOC women in our communities.
    • An important initiative of this grant will be to bring more philanthropic donors and dollars into regions that have historically been underserved and underfunded, the Mountain West and the Mid-South. These areas receive only 1/3rd of the philanthropic dollars per capita compared to those in the Northeast or West Coast. We are honored to partner with Fidelity Charitable to address this inequity by expanding collective giving through our Philanos Affiliate Network in those regions.
    • We are honored to be joining a group of incredible organizations including our collective philanthropy partners at Community Investment Network, Grapevine and Philanthropy Together.
    • A very special thank you to Tony Bowen, Executive Director of the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund at Fidelity Charitable, and Fidelity Charitable for investing in Philanos, collective giving and the giving circle impact to local communities.

    With gratitude,
    Philanos Co
    -Chairs
    Maggie Glasgow, mglasgow@philanos.org
     
    Sandy Cook, scook@philanos.org

    Read the full eNewsletter here

  • Thursday, November 09, 2023 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    We reach out with tremendous gratitude for the work of our Philanos Affiliates! Our national Philanos conference - PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 is now a wrap. The more than 300 women attending, represented circles throughout the country - sharing best practices for advocacy, sponsorships, membership recruitment, member engagement, grant making and so much more.

    Such a powerful collaboration by so many from our Philanos Board, Co-Hosts, Sponsors, Speakers and Volunteers!

    Our award announcements are always highlights! With our announcement of our 2023 Spotlight Awards, we were all inspired by the impact that our Philanos Affiliates are having in their local communities. A special congratulations to Many Hands (DC), The Melbourne Women's Foundation and Impact100 Garden State on this recognition.

    Our 2023 Willoughby Award was announced, recognizing Malynda Hawes Madzel of the  Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, MD. This award recognizes a changemaker who has used their collective giving experience to make an impact outside of her circle, addressing needs that may not have otherwise been addressed through philanthropic collaboration in her community.

    What is ahead?

    We are so pleased to announce that we are a Fidelity Charitable Trustees Initiative recipient for a multi-year grant. As the leading women's giving circle network, this phenomenal grant allows us to strengthen and enable Philanos to expand ongoing work in women's collective giving to advance diversity, equity and inclusion among our organizations, build young philanthropist programs, and engage more BIPOC women in our communities.

    An important initiative of this grant will be to bring more philanthropic donors and dollars into regions that have historically been underserved and underfunded, the Mountain West and the Mid-South. These areas receive only 1/3rd of the philanthropic dollars per capita compared to those in the Northeast or West Coast. We are honored to partner with Fidelity Charitable to address this inequity by expanding collective giving through our Philanos Affiliate Network in those regions.

    We are honored to be joining a group of incredible organizations including our collective philanthropy partners at Community Investment Network, Grapevine and Philanthropy Together.

    A very special thank you to Tony Bowen, Executive Director of the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund at Fidelity Charitable, and Fidelity Charitable for investing in Philanos, collective giving and the giving circle impact to local communities.

    Philanos Co-Chairs
    Maggie Glasgow, mglasgow@philanos.org 
    Sandy Cook, scook@philanos.org


  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New! 5 Ways to Register for PowerUP! Baltimore

    Great News! We have now opened up 5 different registration options for you to attend PowerUP! Baltimore, Philanos' 3-day National Conference for visionary leaders who believe in the power of women's collective giving to create impact in local communities.

    We hope you will join us for learning, sharing, networking, and connecting with hundreds of women leaders from around the country. There's a little something for everyone!

    Register Here

    Bonus - Everyone who is registered by October 15, will be entered in a drawing for a $250 cash gift card. Register today!



  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Philanos is pleased to announce the 13, 2023 Philanos PowerUP! Baltimore DEI Advocate Awardees. The program aims to broaden and diversify the group of women who will participate in philanthropy at the national level. Awardees were selected based on their passion for collective giving and commitment to expanding opportunities for all. The program was designed by a diverse team of Philanos Board members and is supported by a grant from the Chang Family.

    “Philanthropy is evolving, and there is a growing need for collaboration and shared decision-making with the communities that we serve” said Clare O'Brien, a member of both the Philanos Board and Chang Family. "The DEI Advocate Awardees bring the knowledge, lived experiences, and perspectives of groups traditionally underrepresented in philanthropy and we are thrilled to have them enrich our conference, develop new relationships, and share their knowledge with others."

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PowerUP! Baltimore Awards

    The Willoughby Award

    The Willoughby Award honors visionary women leaders in philanthropy who, like Colleen S. Willoughby, have taken the field in exciting, new directions. 

    Philanos will present this award at the PowerUP! Baltimore National Conference November 5-7, 2023 to a woman whose experience and affiliation with her collective giving organization has empowered her to become a visionary leader among women in philanthropy. The award focuses on the leadership aspect of collective giving and honors Colleen Willoughby's legacy as a visionary leader in philanthropy including her history as a founder of Philanos and the Washington Women's Foundation. 

    2023 Willoughby Award nomination details 

    Learn more about the history of the Willoughby Award, and Colleen Willoughby's visionary leadership, and past award winners here.



    Spotlight Awards

    Throughout the country and beyond, Philanos affiliates are practicing high impact transformational grantmaking. Philanos celebrates these efforts by highlighting our affiliates’ grantmaking through the Spotlight Awards. Three Spotlight Awards will be presented at the PowerUP! Baltimore National Conference, November 5-7, 2023. 

    The Spotlight awards are a vital way for Philanos to recognize the grants that have transformed an affiliate or the nonprofit organization that received the grant and/or their community (demonstrate the change that is a result of investments in our community nonprofits). The three awardees will be recognized at the PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 conference and will be featured in Philanos media.  

    All Philanos Affiliates are invited to nominate one of their grantees. Applications must by submitted by August 1, 2023. 

    2023 Spotlight Awards nomination details 

    View past award recipients here.


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