Community Events

Trust-Based Philanthropy Learning Series | March 24 - May 19 2021 2:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - The Blue Sky Funders Forum, the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association invite you to join a 3-part learning series on trust-based philanthropy exploring the practices, values, and culture of what it means to be a trust-based funder.
Protecting Student Privacy Through Data Governance | May 20, 2021 1:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown questions of student privacy into high relief. To understand and address students’ needs as learning went online, districts and states collected data on such topics as students’ access to devices, online behavior, health and emotional well-being.
Ready by 21 National Meeting | April 19 - May 20, 2021
Virtual - This spring, hundreds of leaders will convene virtually for the 9th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting on May 19-20, 2021.
State and Local Early Childhood Funder Collaboratives: Why and How They Form | March 24, 2021 1:00 p.m. ET
Join the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) for a discussion on what we're learning about why and how funder collaborations form to advance the collective early childhood interests of their funder members.
GEO 2021 Learning Conference | May 24 - 25, 2021
Virtual - Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is pleased to announce their 2021 Learning Conference, in partnership with Minnesota Council on Foundations from May 24 - 25, 2021
National Family and Community Engagement Conference | June 1 - 4, 2021
Hybrid - The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) recognizes the importance of family and community engagement as an essential element in efforts to improve outcomes for children cradle to career.
Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, Building a Just and Equitable Future | June 8, 2021
Virtual - This is the largest annual gathering of health funders in the country, and the best place to learn from seasoned experts and philanthropic leadership and exchange information, ideas, and insights with colleagues.
Horizons | Jun 15 - 16, 2021
Virtual - JFF's Horizons is a national summit, gathering the boldest thinkers in education, industry, government, and philanthropy. Thousands of innovators will build bridges between education and workforce, policy and practice, tradition and new ground.
Leading Together 2021 | June 14 - 17, 2021
Virtual - Leading Together remains the destination to engage in transformative conversations about how philanthropy can do our part to create a better world and earn the trust necessary to create real change.
NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference | July 19, 2021
Virtual - The Struggle. The Purpose. The Light. The struggles we face in the midst of a global pandemic. The purpose we hold close - to serve, to carry on, to lift up others. Here we stand with gaze focused on a brighter future - the light our students embody.
#RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future | September 25, 2021
Virtual - The Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing is pleased to partner with Race Forward to elevate core issues such as police reform, environmental racism, the schools to prison pipeline, prison abolition, immigration, and foster care, and highlight the critical role youth and young adul
Network for Public Education Action 2021 Conference | October 23 - 24, 2021
Philadelphia, PA - This year's theme is Neighborhood Public Schools: The Heart of Our Communities.
2021 Aurora Institute Symposium | October 25 - 28, 2021
Palm Springs, CA - Join educators, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers sharing from the leading edge of education innovation.
CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit | October 25 - October 28, 2021
Minneapolis, MN - The Unity Summit will host over 1200 participants to expand their individual and institutional practice in order to advance equity with an intersectional lens, and with community at the center of our efforts.
National Forum to Advance Rural Education | November 11, 12 2021
Indianapolis, IN (hybrid) - Over the past year, rural schools, educators, and communities have risen to the challenge of supporting our students and each other during the pandemic—oftentimes, thinking outside of the box to leverage new ideas, utilize existing strengths, share services, and protec