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Smarter Giving, Greater Good

2023 Annual Members' Meeting | Photo by Rian Watkins

Whether you are a philanthropist by profession or personal passion, a veteran grantmaker or a new donor just getting started, Philanthropy Network connects you to the people, information, and ideas that help you accomplish more with your giving.

We help funders build essential skills, learn and share knowledge, and stay up to date on key trends and issues and engage with the region’s most influential and innovative civic investors. Our goal is to give you tools, resources and connections you need to keep your philanthropy vital in support of your mission.

As part of our multi-facted approach, we help you:


With over 50 educational programs and workshops presented exclusively for members each year, we provide you with practical tips and expose you to promising innovations to help you do your best giving.

Gain Insight

We update you on the latest news, relevant research and your peers’ activities to keep you on top of what's happening in philanthropy around the region and across the nation.

Build Connections

We facilitate peer-led issue groups to help you delve more deeply into topics of mutual priority, such Education, Community Development and Arts & Culture. We also bring together groups of like organizations, such as Small Funders or Corporate, to share best practices.

Improve Practice 

We offer a wide variety of tools and resources to help inform your work and make your giving more efficient and more effective.

Join the Conversation

We are in a unique position to bring people to the table from across sectors to ask questions, explore solutions and generate new ideas that inspire action. Network programs regularly feature civic leaders and innovators to discuss areas of shared interest with members.

Have a Voice

We give you a voice and strengthen the sector by serving as the go-to authority on philanthropy in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our members and staff are sought-after presenters and participants in community activities, while policymakers and the media regard us as a trusted information resource.

Better Together

While we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services to enhance your giving, your membership is about more than just receiving services in return for your annual dues.  By joining Philanthropy Network, you become part of a highly-engaged peer association that values sharing, learning and connecting with colleagues and partners.

The value that each member brings to the network adds to our collective influence, and amplifies our ability to achieve ambitious goals that are larger and more complex than any one funder can achieve alone.

We strive to cultivate a highly-connected membership that strengthens and expands the potential and promise of the Network to build a strong philanthropic community that advances a more prosperous and equitable future for Greater Philadelphia. Join us!