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Rising Leaders: Managing Up to Advance Equity with Susan Taylor Batten
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When: Friday, March 31, 2017
8:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Baltimore Community Foundation's Levi Conference Room
2 E. Read Street, 8th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Jonalyn Denlinger
410-727-1205 ext 1206

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Please join your fellow Rising Leaders at ABAG for our first convening and a conversation with Susan Taylor Batten, CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Susan will be leading us in a conversation about how to lead from where we are in our organizations, how to manage up, and how to advance racial equity in our organizations and communities.

The agenda for the day:

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Meet and Greet your fellow Rising Leaders

8:45 – 9:45 AM: A Conversation with Susan Taylor Batten

9:45 – 10:00 AM: Quick break and recharge your meter

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Q and A- small group discussions

10:30 – 10:45 AM: Closing and Next Steps

Some of you may be wondering - Am I a Rising Leader? And what do the Rising Leaders at ABAG do?

Who are Rising Leaders?

·         New to philanthropy OR

·         New to their role OR

·         Looking for professional development, peer engagement, or mentoring

What do Rising Leaders at ABAG do?

·         Professional development

·         Peer networking

·         Formal and informal connections with senior/experienced staff at foundations

·         Safe space to discuss advancement and leadership opportunities within philanthropy

·         Discusses trends in philanthropy

·         Discusses key issues in the social impact sector

·         Explores deeper understanding and actions to advance equity (racial, wealth building, gender, sexuality, etc)

·         Broadly engages the social sector for co-learning opportunities

·         Resource and expertise sharing

What does convening look like?

·         Breakfast Clubs

·         Happy Hour

·         Brown Bag/Lunches

·         Meetings throughout the state for 1/2 day professional development trainings

Who is on the Rising Leaders advisory committee?

             ·          Michael Arnst, Blaustein Philanthropic Group

             ·          Tiffany Callender, The Horizon Foundation

             ·          Jonalyn Denlinger, ABAG

             ·          Elvis Guzman, The Abell Foundation

             ·          Kerry McHugh, The Helen J Serini Foundation

             ·          Megan Milliken, Town Creek Foundation

             ·          Deb Seltzer, Maryland Legal Services Corporation

             ·          Kim Snipes, ABAG

Please join us for our first Rising Leaders event! 

This program is for ABAG members and invited guests only.

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