Events - Exponent Philanthropy

Upcoming Programs

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On-Ramp to Catalytic Philanthropy

This winter, Exponent Philanthropy is hosting a 10-week hands-on experiential program to empower you to transform your philanthropy. Our On-Ramp to Catalytic Philanthropy, the signature program of our Catalytic Leadership Academy, provides training, community, and support to venture out into your community, listen deeply, and nurture relationships. This program will build your confidence and openness... Read More

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Next Gen Fellows Program

Applications for the 2024 Cohort are now closed. The program meets virtually with an optional add-on to attend the 2024 Annual Conference.   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 or soon-to-be trustees or staff.... Read More

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On-Ramp to Catalytic Philanthropy

This winter, Exponent Philanthropy is hosting a 10-week hands-on experiential program to empower you to transform your philanthropy. Our On-Ramp to Catalytic Philanthropy, the signature program of our Catalytic Leadership Academy, provides training, community, and support to venture out into your community, listen deeply, and nurture relationships. This program will build your confidence and openness... Read More

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The 2024 State of Small Staffed Foundations

Discover the broader world of foundations that have few or no staff, and see where your foundation fits in. Based on insights gleaned from Exponent Philanthropy’s annual survey of leanly staffed foundations, this presentation will review trends in equity practices, catalytic leadership in philanthropy, staff compensation, boards and governance, grantmaking practices, and investments, including:  How... Read More

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Journeys to Equity: Becoming A Better Ally

This two-part series will be offered on June 12-13, 2024. Whitney Parnell, founder/CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will facilitate this powerful program, offer guidance to participants, and create an environment where connections can be made with each other. The allyship training is an empowering way to promote racial equity and justice as a lifestyle.... Read More

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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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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