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Grant Readiness & Corporate Partnerships

Unlock the secrets to successful grant applications! Join our live Zoom session for expert Q&A guidance on business preparation and learn powerful strategies for securing corporate partnerships. Don't miss out on valuable insights!

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Grant Readiness & Corporate Partnerships
Grant Readiness & Corporate Partnerships


2023年12月18日 19:00 – GMT-5 21:00




This session will be led by the one and only, Chelsea Brown. Chelsea Brown is an award-winning philanthropist, social impact advocate, and entrepreneur. Trained as a nonprofit management professional, Chelsea has more than eight years of experience in philanthropy, fundraising, sponsorships and grantmaking. Chelsea currently serves as the President of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Foundation. Through her passion to bring diversity and inclusion to philanthropy, she received the Diverse Communities Scholarship through the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference and the Charles R. Stephens Scholarship for the AADO/CASE Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership. In 2019, she was selected to be a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, University of Maryland's Do Good Institute Philanthropy Fellow, and a William Randolph Hearst Fellow with the Aspen Institute's Philanthropy and Social Innovation Program. In 2020, she was highlighted as a "Black Woman to Watch in Philanthropy" in BlackHer's study on Black philanthropy titled "The Black Woman's Guide to Philanthropy." 

As an advocate for community engagement, she has served on more than five boards, including the Winthrop University Foundation Board of Directors. She also served the Nasdaq Foundation as the Corporate Purpose Specialist, providing support for Foundation-related grants administration and corporate social responsibility strategy. During her time as a graduate student at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, Chelsea was a Millard E. Tydings Regents Fellowship Fund recipient and was selected as a Philanthropy Fellow underneath the University of Maryland's Do Good Institute. Currently, Chelsea serves as the founder of The Black Mill, a consulting firm focused on providing coordinating cross-functional efforts to drive engagement, programs, and partnerships with nonprofit and for-profit partners internationally. Through her work with The Black Mill, Chelsea has supported grantmaking and grantwriting support for Black and Missing Foundation, The Upwork Foundation, Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective and more. Chelsea was a recipient of the 2022 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant, earning grant funding support to expand the Black Mill to offer sponsorship and partnership strategies for large-scale cultural events and organizations. Chelsea received her Master of Public Management from University of Maryland in 2021, and her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Winthrop University in 2014.

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