2021 Annual Conference

Mark your calendar and clear your schedule to join your peers for three days of online content and genuine connections.

Our community’s Annual Conference is designed specifically for and by lean funders—those who give with few or no staff. We are a genuine community that supports and inspires each other even through difficult times. Exponent Philanthropy is where you can let your guard down and talk about the challenges and issues affecting the communities and causes you care about most.


This virtual event is where lean funders from across the country will come together to:

…learn from each other.
…share what they are doing.
…be inspired.
…chat with 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.

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: corporate@exponentphilanthropy.org 

This three-day virtual convening will use creative technology to deliver educational content via keynote talks, instructive breakout sessions, and informal idea exchange. While safe in homes and offices around the country, participants will have more access than ever to conference speakers, sessions, and fellow participants. They will interact directly with speakers during session Q&A chats and during daily video after-chats.

Because all sessions are recorded, participants can watch any breakout session for a limited time following the conference– no need to worry about curating the perfect schedule! We will also provide opportunities to connect with peers in both structured and casual networking and have deep conversation through peer-coaching groups.