Started in 2009, WCGN (Women’s Collective Giving Grantmaking Network) has been dedicated to expanding the knowledge of women about best practices in philanthropic giving. The founding member organization representatives decided that the most expedient way to create best practices was to share knowledge and experiences of like organizations, which we do in our monthly webinars and on our website. Every 18 months, the member organizations and notable leaders gather in a host city to spend 2 days on an array of timely and important topics germane to informed grantmaking.
Impact100 Philadelphia, Host Organization:
- This year, the host organization is Impact100 Philadelphia and the dates are midafternoon Sunday, Oct 21 to noon on Tuesday, Oct 23. The hotel is the Logan in downtown Philadelphia
- The theme for this year’s conference is We the Women: Changing the Face of Philanthropy. As in past years, the topic will be explored from plenary sessions to highly interactive breakout sessions.
- Impact100 Philadelphia (impact100philly.org). Since their initial grant year in 2008, Impact100 Philadelphia has grown from 111 members to 360, and has awarded more than $2 million in grants to local nonprofits.
- This conference’s notables that will be featured in plenary sessions include: Uneeka Jay of Rewrite 365, Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking, Kat Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the Barra Foundation’s Tina Wahl and Liz Scott, CEO of Alex’s Lemonade Stand.