Our Annual Conference - Exponent Philanthropy

Our Annual Conference

Unlike any other conference, the Exponent Philanthropy Annual Conference is designed specifically for and by lean funders—those who give with few or no staff. This is your chance to make connections, let your guard down, and talk about the challenges and issues affecting the communities and causes you care about most.

November 14-16, 2024
Austin, TX
November 11-13, 2025
Columbus, OH


Every year, lean funders from across the country gather in-person to:

…learn from each other.
…share what they are doing.
…be inspired.
…see friends.
…make friends.
…ask questions.
…find solutions.
…focus on their giving….evaluate their practices.
…build their network.
…discover their potential.
…and feel the strength and energy of our community.

While we offer many virtual learning opportunities throughout the year, our Annual Conference is exclusively in-person.

Our reputation for providing timely and relevant educational content for staff, donors, and trustees at all levels of experience and serving all types of foundations is the result of years of working with and listening to lean funders from across the country and sector. As a member-led organization, we understand what it means to give up time and money to participate in the Annual Conference and we are committed to ensuring that you get the most out of the critical resources you invest in our event.

people attending Exponent Annual Conference