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SPARX Conference

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is excited to announce that our annual fall conference is now the SPARX Conference! The new name and logo highlight Philanthropy Network’s strategy to spark collective impact opportunities and align investments for greater impact. The “X” represents the cross-section of ideas and action.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s SPARX conference is the premier event for regional funders, social investors, nonprofits, and other civic leaders who want to learn, connect, and lead social change in Greater Philadelphia.

The event draws more than 350 attendees from across the region. We present top-notch national and regional speakers who address timely topics of interest to the regional grantmaking community. Speakers at recent conferences have included:

  • Rami Nashishibi, MacArthur Fellow, Trustee of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Founder of the  Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
  • Trabian Shorters, CEO/Founder, BMe Community
  • Vu Le,  Author of the popular blog, Nonprofit AF
  • Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California

Past Event Highlights

2018: Onramps to Equity in Action

2017: Vision | Voice | Values

2016: Toward a More Perfect Union: Strengthening the Sector Together

2015: Learning and Leading Together in a Diverse Landscape