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Past Events


Regional Roundtable: Community Violence - LGBTQIA+

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
9:00am - 10:15am

Join our panelists Michael Hinson (he/him/they), Naiymah Sanchez (she/her), Valentina DeJesus-Rosario (she/her) and Ashley L. Coleman (she/her) for a conversation with Philanthropy Network hosts LeBrian Brown (he/him) and Henry Rosenbloom (he/him) about the complexity of advancing equity amongst the LGBTQIA+ community through funding, healthcare, community safety and education. 


Setting the Table: Internal Equity Work

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video Conference

Join co-hosts Marcus Walton and Omar Woodard for a conversation with TeQuion Brookins, McGregor Fund and Jason MurrayBIPOC Executive Search Inc. about the complexity of advancing equity internally through operations, tech, processes, and internal structures.


Supporting Afghan Families Seeking Refuge in Philadelphia

Monday, September 20, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am
Video Conference

As Philadelphia welcomes hundreds of evacuees from Afghanistan, join us for a conversation with local refugee resettlement agencies to learn about pressing needs and how regional funders can respond to the evolving humanitarian crisis.


The Promise: A New Anti-Poverty Model for an Equitable Recovery

Thursday, September 9, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join this briefing about The Promise, a collective effort to design and build a community-informed, evidence-based strategy that addresses Philadelphia’s high rates of poverty. 


Regional Roundtable: Community Violence

Monday, August 16, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Video Conference

Philanthropy Network's new Regional Roundtable series will provide funders with an opportunity to hear updates on pressing issues, and share what they’re hearing about needs in the community and steps they are taking to respond.


SPARX Summer Social

Thursday, July 29, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video Conference

As we reviewed the feedback from SPARX 2020, we saw that something you wanted more of was the chance to connect with your peers.


Funder Briefing: The COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Video Conference

Join us to hear an update on the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund, a special pooled fund supporting a community-led effort to invest in neighborhood-based solutions to urgent needs related to COVID-19.


Advancing Equitable and Adequate School Funding in PA

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Video Conference

During this session, the Education Law Center will provide an overview of education funding in Pennsylvania, the status of the lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding system, and some possible solutions.


Creating a Culture of Change: A panel discussion on diversifying boards

Friday, June 11, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Video Conference

Join this session as we take a deeper dive into why board diversity is so important to your foundation's mission and what is needed for an evolving board and its new members to be successful. 


Setting the Table with Dana Kawaoka-Chen & Erik Stegman

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Webinar on Zoom

Co-hosted by Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Setting the Table webinar series explores ideas at the intersection of philanthropy, racial equity and social justice


COVID-19 Funder Briefing #24 **cancelled**

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am
Video Conference

These briefings provide regional funders with an opportunity to update each other on efforts surrounding COVID-19 in Greater Philadelphia, share what they’re hearing about the needs in the community and steps they are taking to respond, and explore new initiatives and opportunities for collaboration.


Imagination to Action: A Workshop for Building a Transformative Future

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
11:00am - 12:15pm
Video Conference

Building on Vu Le's 2020 SPARX Conference session Transforming the Social Sector: A Call to Action for 2021, this workshop will provide a framwork for participants to identify one action they would like to pursue and the steps they can take to move from idea to action.

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Chester County Funders Meeting

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00am - 10:30am
Video Conference

The next meeting of the Chester County Funders will include an update on economic revitalization initiatives and progress in the City of Coatesville, and an update on the COVID-19 vaccination process in the the county.


Decoding Philly’s Digital Divide - A Funder’s Blueprint

Monday, April 26, 2021
11:00am - 12:15pm
Video Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled and amplified various societal injustices, including digital inequity. In Philadelphia we witnessed K-12 students doing homework in parking lots in order to access local Wi-Fi hotspots and learned about families without access to computers at home.

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