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Community Engagement Matters: A Workshop with Paul Schmitz
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When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
From 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Open Works, Classroom 2
1400 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Elisabeth Hyleck
(410) 727-1205 ext. 1211

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ABAG welcomes 2017 Annual Meeting Speaker, Paul Schmitz back to Baltimore for an interactive workshop to help funders explore how community engagement can advance their and their grantees' results.

Drawing from his 2016 Stanford Social Innovation Review article, "Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)", Paul will share tools and lead participants through a series of activities to help you consider your purpose, definitions and approaches to engagement in order to better work with communities, not for communities.

This workshop launches ABAG’s Democracy and the Social Sector series of programs designed to stimulate conversations and action on democracy-strengthening activities at the local, state and federal level to promote effective philanthropy and build stronger communities. Click here for more details about the series.

About our Facilitator:

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater impact through his consulting firm, Leading Inside Out, and his role as Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum. Paul is the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,500 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. He shared his lessons from that work in the book, Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and five children.


  • ABAG Members and BIP Anchor Partners, there is no charge to attend. Members, please sign in to register for free. BIP Anchor Partners, contact Kurt Sommer.
  • Non-ABAG member grantmakers are invited to attend this workshop for a fee of $50.00.

This program is for ABAG members, invited BIP Anchor Partners, and grantmakers only; Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, remote participation is not available.

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