Events - Exponent Philanthropy

Upcoming Programs

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2024 Annual Conference

This event is designed for and by lean funders—those who give with few or no staff. Here, you can let your guard down and talk about the problems affecting the causes and communities you care about most with those who can relate. At the conference, you’ll find sessions that share the how-tos of catalytic and equity-centered practices as well as... Read More

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Executive Directors

Are you the foundation’s executive director or CEO by title or responsibilities? What new possibilities might be emerging for you now, in terms of your work or beyond work? Join in this networking hour with others in the same role. Member-host Kim Russo will offer an initial prompt to get the conversation started in round... Read More

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Equity in Practice: A Conversation with the Grunin Foundation

Join us to learn how one foundation is putting equity ideals into concrete practices. Whether you’ve been a part of an allyship training or have been having conversations with your board and/or staff about equitable practices in your work, listen in as two staff and a board member of the Grunin Foundation talk about what... Read More

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Foundation Advocacy Intensive: Develop Your Policy Acumen

Are you ready to join other lean funders and take advantage of foundations’ freedom to fund and engage in advocacy? Do your grantees talk about how influencing policy could create fundamental breakthroughs and positive changes for the people they serve, how advocacy can advance equity, or how policy changes can solve the environmental problems they... Read More

Exponent Event

2024 Annual Conference

This event is designed for and by lean funders—those who give with few or no staff. Here, you can let your guard down and talk about the problems affecting the causes and communities you care about most with those who can relate. At the conference, you’ll find sessions that share the how-tos of catalytic and equity-centered practices as well as... Read More

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Next Gen Fellows Program

The information below is for the 2024 Next Gen Fellows Program. Keep an eye out for the forthcoming details on the 2025 Next Gen Fellows Program. The Next Gen Fellows Program is a 7-month, virtual leadership development program for dynamic leaders roughly 18–35 years old who are involved in all types of foundations as current... Read More

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2025 Annual Conference

Join your peers in lean philanthropy for 3 days of knowledge sharing, skill building, and connections—in Columbus, Ohio! This event is designed for and by lean funders—those who give with few or no staff. Here, you can let your guard down and talk about the problems affecting the causes and communities you care about most... Read More