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As the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of new, pressing needs for Baltimore residents, Fusion Partnerships, a city nonprofit, felt that it needed to change the approach of its inFusion Community Grants program — which typically funds resident-led projects in three neighborhoods on the city’s east side.
So, the organization, which is funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, transformed the mission of its small grants committee that typically selects local grantees. Instead of reviewing grant applications, the committee — which is made up of several residents from the three east-side neighborhoods: C.A.R.E., McElderry Park and Middle East — would identify needs in their communities spurred by the coronavirus outbreak and fund projects to help address them.
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Reimbursable Grants Part I
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Host: Anna Gibeau
Partner Host: BHRC
Join Harriet Smith from BHRC and Jacqui Robarg[e from Power Inside, Inc. to talk about all things reimbursable grants. Harriet and Jacqui will also be joined by Kyle Kenny, Operations Manager from the Center for Harm Reduction Services at the Maryland Department of Health. This conversation will provide insight from the grantee and grantor side of reimbursable grants. Find out why these grants require additional documentation and backup and how to make the most of your application and funding.
all things contracts
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Host: Chelsea Steiner, Director of Administration
Fusion Partnerships will be joined by lawyer Erin Bradrick, Principal at NEO Law Group, Attorneys for Nonprofits who will share some insights on all things contracts. What do you need to include in your contract? Why does Fusion as your Fiscal Sponsor need to sign your contract? What do you need to think about before you enter into a contract agreement with someone? Bring your questions for all things contracts!
Reimbursable Grants Part II
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Host: Tiffany Ginyard, Partner Engagement Coordinator
Partner Co-host: Youth Resiliency Institute
This second coffee hour about reimbursable funding will focus on funding: where this funding comes from, how to work with funders on projects that match funding priorities, and how to gauge whether you have capacity to manage these grants with the additional requirements.
YOUTH PROGRAMMING—WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED DURING COVID
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Host: Tiffany Ginyard
Partner Co-Host: BMORE Dance Crews, Dewmore, and AYA
This additional coffee hour in March is really for partners to come together and share learnings from this past year running youth programming in COVID. What best practices did you put into place, what did you learn, what joys and challenges continued and what was new in this unique learning environment?
Additional topics that will be scheduled soon: Mandated Reporter Training, All Things Contracts, Grants for Individuals, and Partner Collaboration.