Networking Events

The annual conference offers special programming for all types of philanthropies, foundations, and grantmakers. You'll also get to see some of Philadelphia's cutting-edge reforms in education, community revitalization, economic development, and workforce collaboration. Below are opportunities specifically designed to help you connect with your peers and foster new relationships at the conference.

Networking Receptions

Sunday, April 10 - 6:30-8 p.m.

These receptions offer the perfect place to meet like minded philanthropists:
  • Community Foundation Reception
    Share ideas and celebrate initiatives benefiting the community foundations field with the Community Foundations Leadership Team and Council staff members.
  • Corporate Reception
    Meet and greet and network with peers and the Council's Corporate Committee.
  • Family Philanthropy Services Reception
    Meet fellow family philanthropy trustees and staff members at a reception hosted by the Committee on Family Philanthropy and the Family Philanthropy Services staff of the Council.
  • Global Philanthropy Reception
    Meet and greet your grantmaking colleagues from around the world.
  • Independent Foundations Reception
    Meet your colleagues and Council staff at a new networking reception for independent foundations. Connect with old friends and make new ones. Find a mentor or offer to be one.

Plus a special CEO/Trustee networking reception will be held Saturday, April 9 from 4-6 p.m.

Networking Event: Embrace Your Inner Child

Monday, April 11 - 6:30-8 p.m.

Come chat with your colleagues over drinks and nibbles—and relive your childhood. In the Please Touch Museum, you'll feel like a kid again as you meander through exhibits like Roadside Attractions, which lets children explore the world of the automobile, and Wonderland, which beckons children down the rabbit hole into Lewis Carroll's fantasy world. The museum has been creating learning opportunities through play for children since 1976 and was the first in the nation to target families with children age 7 and younger. The museum understands that play is an enjoyable and imaginative way for children to understand their world. So make a new friend and join the fun!

Breaks in Resource Central

Throughout the conference

  • Sunday, April 10: 1-2 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 11: 9-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-2 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 12: 9:30-10 a.m.

Social Media

Anytime, anywhere, anyway you'd like

Expand the conversation and engage new partners before, during and after the conference.