Educational Opportunity: Foundations 101 and Maryland's Philanthropic Landscape

The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers invites the staff and board members of nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and social enterprises to their recurring program on foundations and the broader landscape of philanthropy in Maryland.

With more than 1,700 foundations in Maryland and a growing landscape of corporate funders, donor advised funds, giving circles, and public charities, the first step to grant seeking is understanding the basic operations of organized giving. How do different types of grantmakers make decisions? What are the current local priorities in philanthropy?  How do I, or can I, get to know grantmakers?  Where can you get more information? This learning opportunity is most appropriate to new grantseekers and to nonprofit organizations in Baltimore and central Maryland. The webinar uses questions, or polls, to actively engage participants in building a common knowledge of foundations and other grantmakers.

What: For Grantseekers: Foundations 101 and Maryland's Philanthropic Landscape

Who: Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Where: Webinar/Online

When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:30-10:30am

Cost: $25/individual (Maryland Nonprofits members can contact Maryland Nonprofits for a $10 off discount code when registering)

We get a lot of emails and come across a ton of non-profit training events, and try to share interesting and relevant event information in this space. The Helen J. Serini Foundation is a member of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG), but is not involved in the planning of this event. For more information about ABAG, visit To submit an event for consideration on this blog, email

Current grant partners of The Helen J. Serini Foundation interested in attending this webinar but lacking the resources to do so are encouraged to contact Kerry McHugh, Program Officer, to discuss options for attendance.