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  • 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.


  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    “PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration” is Philanos’ National Conference to be held November 5-7, 2023 for visionaries who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities. 

    Conference Overview
    • As the largest network of women’s collective giving groups, Philanos represents over 90 giving circles whose 20,000+ members have cumulatively granted $207 million in their local communities. 
    • Regional giving circles and networks of philanthropic organizations have joined forces with Philanos to collaboratively host this conference at the Four Seasons in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
    • Attendees will be a national audience of more than 400 giving circle leaders and members, philanthropic advisors, and practitioners of trust-based and intentional philanthropy.
    • Our speakers and 20 breakout sessions in four specific topic tracks under the theme of “collaboration” will address the power of collaborative grantmaking, best practices for innovative, inspiring, and inclusive collective giving, and trends that affect philanthropic initiatives.

    Conference Registration 
    • $595: Early Bird Pricing, for Philanos Affiliates, members of MD Philanthropy Network, and members of DMV Collective Giving Network 
    • $750: Non-Early Bird, for Philanos Affiliates, members of MD Philanthropy Network, and members of DMV Collective Giving Network 
    • $850: Non-Member

    Please Join Us! REGISTER HERE - Early Bird Pricing Ends June 30!

    Conference Hosts:

    The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, MD is honored to co-host with:
    "We are PoweringUP! to welcome you to Baltimore November 5-7, 2023. What will Spark your interest at the conference - a talk, an idea, a conversation over dinner? The opportunities to network and learn from circle members will be plentiful. So join us in November to meet with, learn from and ignite friendships with women from across the country!" Ann Daniels, Baltimore Women's Giving Circle

    Calling all Volunteers!

    Are you interested in volunteering at the conference? Learn about the fun, non-taxing and meaningful ways you can spend time supporting the conference and meeting others here. See you in Baltimore!

    Philanos Conference Chairs
    • Susan Benford, Philanos Chair
    • Maggie Glasgow, Philanos Co-Chair Elect
    • Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Philanos Communications Co-Chair
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    conference@philanos.org


  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 5:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sneak Preview at the PowerUP! Baltimore National Conference
    Tuesday, May 9, 12 PM ET

    “PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration” is Philanos’ National Conference to be held November 5-7, 2023 for visionaries who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities. 

    Bring your leadership to this webinar for a preview of the Conference agenda, logistics, and programming, including the 20 planned breakout sessions.  Topics will be relevant for circles of all ages and sizes, and will address best practices for innovative, inspiring, and inclusive collective giving as well as trends that affect philanthropic initiatives. 

    After this session, we know you will want to come to Baltimore and see how "PowerUP! The Spark Igniting Collaboration" will enhance your collective giving group and your individual giving experience. 

    “We are PoweringUp! to welcome you to Baltimore November 5-7, 2023. What will Spark your interest at the conference – a talk, an idea, a conversation over dinner? The opportunities to network and learn from circle members will be plentiful. So join us in November to meet with, learn from and ignite friendships with women from across the country!” - Ann Daniels, Baltimore Women's Giving Circle

    Panelists:

    • Susan Benford, Philanos Chair, PowerUP! Steering Committee
    • Maggie Glasgow, Philanos Chair-elect, PowerUP! Steering Committee
    • Sandy Cook, Philanos Affiliate Engagement Co-chair, PowerUP! Programming Committee
    • Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Philanos Communications Co-chair, PowerUP! Steering Committee and Executive Director of The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, one of our conference co-hosts

    REGISTER HERE

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 5:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 5-7, 2023
    The Four Seasons Baltimore
    Early Bird Registration Opens May 1, 2023

    • $595: Early Bird Pricing for Philanos Affiliates
    • $750: Non-Early Bird for Philanos Affiliates
    • $850: Non-Member

    CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

    “PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration” is Philanos’ national Conference for visionaries who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities. Regional giving circles and networks of philanthropic organizations have joined forces to collaboratively host this event. Breakout sessions will address best practices for innovative, inspiring, and inclusive collective giving as well as trends that affect philanthropic initiatives.

    Learn more and plan to join us!


  • Saturday, April 01, 2023 5:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April Webinar 
    Syncing Personal Values With Your Philanthropy

    Our April webinar begins with a brief Philanos annual meeting including the announcement of our newly elected board members.

    Webinar details:

    We know every dollar we give makes an impact, but have you ever thought about the impact each dollar you invest makes? Learn how to develop an investment strategy that achieves your goals while aligning your money with your values.

    Emily Green, Director of Private Wealth, at Ellevest, a women-first financial company offering a mission-driven investing platform, will discuss how you can work with your advisor regarding your personal assets. Hear ideas for motivating endowments you currently support to consider using their investments to support issues that may be personally important to you such as gender inequality, racial injustice, and climate change.

    Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 12 PM ET
    Please Register by Sunday, April 9!

    Your unique link to join this webinar is emailed separately.


  • Friday, February 03, 2023 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you curious what your nonprofit partners really think? Do you want to be more responsive to the community’s needs and desires in your grantmaking? Do you want to be a better partner?

    Join us to share the love on February 14 when we are joined by Linda Simmons from Women’s Giving Alliance of Northeast Florida and Patricia Massey Hoke of Women’s Impact Fund (Charlotte) to discuss soliciting and responding to nonprofit feedback. This is a best practice of Trust-Based Philanthropy and there isn’t just one way to do it! Linda and Patricia will engage in a Q&A style discussion with each other to share the ways their approaches to feedback are alike and different. You will leave with some practical next steps you could consider for your giving circle. See you there!


    Panelists:

    Patricia Massey Hoke, Women's Impact Fund (Charlotte)

    Linda Simmons, Women's Giving Alliance of Northeast Florida

    Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12 PM ET
    Please Register by Sunday, February 12!

    Your unique link to join this webinar is emailed separately.


  • Friday, January 20, 2023 8:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Philanos Opens Nominations for National Positions!

     Board of Directors Application  3-year term (from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026)

    Experience needed in these areas:Communications, Development, Fundraising, Membership, Technology, Webinar Creation

    Click here for committee descriptions and Board member criteria

    Governance Committee Member At-Large Application  1-year term (from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)

    Experience needed in these areas:Board-level Governance, Nominations, Strategic Planning

    Application deadline:  Friday, February 3, 2023

    As a member of the national Philanos team, you have opportunity to:

    • Create and amplify quality initiatives and solutions for affiliates across the globe;
    • Change the narrative of an area of collective giving through your expertise and passion;
    • Collaborate with women with diverse experiences and perspectives;
    • Gain Confidence and be nurtured in your philanthropic leadership journey;
    • Connect to women from across the network who are equally as committed to women’s collective giving; and
    • Celebrate the joy of new friendships and fresh ways of thinking!

    We believe Philanos’ efforts to inspire women’s philanthropy and strengthen organizations for impactful grantmaking are best when inclusive of women with a range of skills and diversity of thought and experience. Together, we are impacting communities for the better!

    If you wish to refer a good candidate for the Board of Directors or Governance Committee, send her name, giving circle affiliate, phone number, and email to Paula Perkins, Governance Committee Chair. She will ensure that one of our Nominating Committee members connects personally with your referral.  

    Do you have questions about the application? Or, do you need to talk with someone before deciding if this is right for you? We’re happy to visit with you to talk about Philanos and these opportunities. Email your request to Paula Perkins, Governance Committee Chair.

    Throughout the year, we are seeking women who want to join one of our committees. Just raise your hand! It’s an excellent way to see how Philanos works, especially if you’re interested in joining the Board in the future.  

    Check out the following committee descriptions and then email listed contacts to voice your interests and/or for questions.

    Affiliate Engagement Committee
    Communications Committee
    Development Committee
    Education Committee
    Technology Committee

    We look forward to hearing from all nominees!

    Many thanks,
    Philanos Governance Committee 

    www.philanos.org 



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