Member Benefits

Convenings
WRAG provides dozens of educational and networking opportunities each year for members to learn about community issues, from experts, and from each other. These opportunities build community among area grantmakers and provide a robust arena for idea exchange, collective problem-solving, and the development of cross-sector solutions.

Connections
The WRAG network includes some of the region’s most experienced and well-respected grantmakers, issue experts, and community leaders. By connecting with each other personally and professionally, members share expertise, discover new insights, and leverage their funding through partnerships and collaborations. WRAG connects members in a variety of ways including through dozens of in-person programs and events, via our various listservs and social media outlets, and our online Member Directory.

Communications
WRAG keeps members, policymakers, and the media up-to-date about the field of philanthropy and its impact in the region through a wide range of communications tools, including The Daily WRAG, the annual Our Region, Our Giving report, and via social media on Facebook and Twitter (@WRAGTweets and @WRAGPrez).

 

Capacity
WRAG helps you strengthen your staff. Through our Philanthropy Fellows program, we match members with students from the University of Maryland's Do Good Institute. Fellows support members for semester or year-long fellowships. Hiring? Post your position description on our job board for free. Members also have access to WRAG's event planning services, Powered By WRAG.

 

Expertise
Whether you are searching for resources, seeking technical assistance, looking for potential funding partners, or are interested in hosting an event for your colleagues, WRAG’s expert staff is here to help.