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PEAK 2019 Annual Conference

Hosting Organization: 
PEAK Grantmaking
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00am to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:30pm EDT
Denver, CO
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Hundreds of grants management professionals—from all types and sizes of institutions and from various roles and responsibilities—will converge on Denver, from March 11 to 13, for three days of professional development, networking, inspiration, and strategies they can take back to strengthen their organizations. Don’t miss out!

You’ll be motivated by and learn from plenary speakers Eli Cloud, Jess Ladd, and Edgar Villanueva—passionate change agents like you, who have figured out how to elevate their causes to movements.

  • Jess Ladd, our opening plenary speaker, created technology that helps the survivors of sexual assault seek justice and connect to support. Her approach to tech solutions offers lessons for grants management professionals as we create applications for potential grantseekers.
  • Edgar Villanueva, who speaks at our Tuesday lunch plenary, encourages funders to look at their organizational culture, grants, and investments from the viewpoint of communities of color—and to listen to those communities. Can our efforts to close the race-wealth gap succeed without doing so?
  • Closing plenary speaker Eli Cloud co-founded an organization that provides pads and tampons to women and girls in Memphis who can’t afford monthly menstrual products. In creating this service without leaving her full-time job, she shows us the value of rightsizing our goals.

You’ll dive deeper into areas critical for your success and your organization’s results through pre-conference workshops (requiring separate registration).

  • GM101 covers the basics of the grants manager’s role, the grantmaking process, and the philanthropic context in which grantmaking takes place—for those new to the profession. Learn from peer experts Martine Target Louise and Micaela Pacheco Ceballos, who are grants managers at Global Human Rights. This workshop is sponsored by the Campion Foundation.
  • Turn Knowledge Into Action: Build a Learning Grantmaking Organization prepares you to help drive the learning agenda on grantmaking at your organization. Andrew Means, who founded Big Elephant Studios, BrightHive, and Data Analysts for Social Good, shares his expertise and builds yours.
  • Power in Practice: Leveraging Privilege and Risk in Philanthropy shows you how to recognize the power of privilege and stop it from interfering with achieving your organization’s goals. A panel of leaders from Equity in the Center, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the Colorado Health Foundation highlight the path to responsive risk-taking.

You’ll gain new know-how, update existing skills, and consider fresh ways of thinking during two plus days of program sessions, short talks, and roundtable discussions led by presenters with expertise in the field and in circumstances similar to your own.

And, you’ll broaden and strengthen your network of colleagues who can provide advice, ideas, and a sounding board—at meals, breaks, receptions, and visits to the Exhibitor Hall and Member Lounge.


How to Register/RSVP: 

Register here.  Early registration ends February 21.