upcoming events

Let’s Talk Equity in Communications

Wednesday, April 24th
9:30am-11:00am ET

Join us for an event with Carrie Fox, equity champion and author of More than Words: Communications Practices of Courageous Leaders.

Communication is a powerful force for change. The way we communicate dictates just how significant a change we can make: in our companies, our communities, and our world. Whether you hold a formal communications role in your organization or simply want to become a more inclusive, connected, and clear communicator, you will want to join this conversation. We are excited to host Carrie Fox, a social impact communicator, author, and champion for equity who counsels organizations and their leaders to be more authentic in their words, equitable in their strategies, and intentional about their impact. We will be guided through a practical, thought-provoking conversation, with resources and lessons designed to help our members support and become more positive and powerful agents of change. Presented to all Philanthropy DMV members by the Communications Affinity Group.

Join us for coffee, tea, and light bites as we talk about equity in communications!

Philanthropy Activation with the Housing Indicator Tool 4.0

Friday, April 26th
10am-11:30am ET

Philanthropy DMV members are invited to join a special activation event hosted by PDMV’s Housing Justice Working Group in partnership with HAND and the Urban Institute. Three years after its inaugural release in March 2021, with four years of data, HAND will share an updated version of the Housing Indicator Tool with funders. The tool holds all of us accountable to addressing housing affordability with information on progress towards regional housing production goals that are based on local projections on household growth. The tool also highlights policies that support the production and preservation of affordable housing and the protection of residents from discrimination and displacement.

What opportunities exist for philanthropic organizations to engage in ongoing efforts to increase affordable housing in the region? And what impact might we advance through partnership with local nonprofits, government agencies and others?

Philanthropy DMV | People of the Global Majority Spring Event

Wednesday, May 8th
5pm to 8pm ET

On Wednesday, May 8th, the People of the Global Majority Affinity Group of Philanthropy DMV invites members who identify as People of the Global Majority to join us for an insightful evening at the Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. This museum, once a complex dedicated to trafficking thousands of Black men, women, and children from 1828 – 1861, honors the lives and experiences of formerly enslaved people. We will hear from a local historian about not only the history of the site, but the history and achievements of Black Americans in Alexandria.

Following our visit and discussion, join us for light bites at a nearby venue.

This event is for Philanthropy DMV members who identify as BIPOC. Please only register if you are identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color.

Philanthropy DMV | Civic Action Working Group

Monday, May 20th
1pm-2pm ET

Join our virtual call on Monday, April 15th at 1 pm, for our Civic Action Working Group. The Civic Action Working Group advances philanthropic support for community organizing and advocacy and the infrastructure necessary to support DMV communities and organizations that contribute to a stronger, more effective civil society and civic actions centered in racial equity. It amplifies the voices, opinions, and leadership roles of those with traditionally less power and influence, especially BIPOC individuals.

If you are interested in joining this working group call, please contact Kendra Allen, kendra@iffdn.org.

past events

Philanthropy DMV | Healthy Communities Working Group

Monday, April 1st
12:30pm-2:00pm ET

Join us on Monday, April 1st, for our Healthy Communities Working Group call. The Healthy Communities Working Group is a space of convening, mobilizing, and advocating for members who have a commitment to health and racial equity, ensuring communities across all jurisdictions are thriving, and all people are living their lives to their fullest potential.

If you are interested in joining this working group call, please contact Jenny Schitter, jenny@philanthropydmv.org.

Philanthropy DMV | Regional History Project Info Session

Tuesday, March 19
11am-12pm ET

Join our virtual info session on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 AM, to learn about an exciting new initiative – The Regional History Project: History’s Lessons for Equity in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The Healthy Communities Working Group (HCWG) is inviting members across PDMV to learn more about important work and how you can join to help shape this effort.

If you have any questions about The Regional History Project Info Session, please contact Jenny, jenny@philanthropydmv.org.

Philanthropy DMV | Queer Professionals Networking Group

Wednesday, March 13th
5:30pm-7:30pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Queer Professionals networking event. To celebrate our vibrant LGBTQIA+ community, Philanthropy DMV launched a network dedicated to bringing together queer-identified individuals in philanthropy!

We will enjoy bites and wine while we share some of our 2024 career goals!

This event is for Philanthropy DMV members only. Email sharifa@philanthropydmv.org if you have any questions.

Philanthropy DMV | Communications Professional Networking Group

Tuesday, February 6
5:30pm-7pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Communications Professionals networking event. Philanthropy DMV created this professional group for us to come together to share our experiences and helpful resources with one another!

This month’s event will be co-hosted by the Bainum Family Foundation. We will enjoy bites and wine while we share some of our 2024 career goals!

A Toast to Transformation: Kick Off 2024 with the New Philanthropy DMV

Tuesday, January 30
9-11am ET

Hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges , on January 30, 2024 Philanthropy DMV will host a breakfast bringing together funders from across the region to reflect on this past year of work and announce exciting updates about 2024! Kick off the new year with us as we convene to talk about our 2024 collaborative goals, programming, and more.

Philanthropy DMV | Executive Assistant Networking Group

Wednesday, January 24
5:30pm-7pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Executive Assistant networking event. Philanthropy DMV created this members only professional group for us to come together to share our experiences and helpful resources with one another!

This month, we will enjoy bites and drinks while we share some of our 2024 career goals.

Philanthropy CEO & Trustee Mixer

Wednesday, November 15
4:00-6:30pm ET

Join Philanthropy DMV for for a philanthropy-only CEO & Trustee. CEOs and trustees with gather to network and build connections across the sector. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

We are grateful to JP Morgan Chase for their sponsorship and hosting of this event.

Housing Justice Working Group Lunch

Tuesday, November 28
12:00-1:30pm ET

The Housing Justice Working Group will host a lunch at the Philanthropy DMV offices to continue our discussions around housing justice and look toward the working group’s desired impact in 2024.

This lunch is open to funders only.

Lantern Lectures

Wednesday, November 29
Thursday, November 30

Join Philanthropy DMV for our exclusive Lantern Lectures series, where we bring together in a burgeoning group of seasoned and emerging philanthropic leaders in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who are eager to learn from their colleagues across the United States. Each lecture will feature a CEO of a national philanthropic organization who will offer their expertise and insight into issues of importance to Philanthropy DMV members.

Reach out to our Director of Programs and Operations, Leni Dworkis, if you have any questions.