Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for Jewish Funders Network, and selected third-party events of interest to JFN members.

  • Funding Forward 2018 (Third Party Event)

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 09:00 AM CDT through March 17, 2018


    The Annual Gathering of Grantmakers Committed to LGBTQ Issues

    Registration, schedule, and all information >>

  • Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both (Third Party Webinar)

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

    Johnson Center for Philanthropy

    Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both

    Philanthropic families care about legacy as well as impact — but at times, honoring both can be a challenge. As social issues, needs, and pathways to impact evolve, it can be difficult to find creative ways to honor cherished family legacies while remaining responsive to beneficiaries and adaptive to new ideas and new priorities.

    Full information and register >>

  • Council on Foundations Public Policy Summit 2018 (Third Party Event)

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 08:00 AM EDT through April 14, 2018


    Philanthropy is a driver of civil society. It fuels the programs and movements that shape our culture across communities. In this role, foundations are uniquely situated with the experience and expertise to lead the way forward on issues that affect people throughout our nation and across the globe. As leaders in philanthropy, it is our civic duty to extend this leadership to provide expert input in the policymaking process.

    The Council on Foundations will host its inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America—on this very topic. They will welcome current and former elected officials, foundation leaders, and experts in this space, to lead discussions about the role philanthropy plays in affecting the civic and political processes that impact our society, with a special focus on:

    • Tax Policy
    • Civic Engagement and the 2018 Elections
    • Advocacy and Lobbying
    • Federal Budget and Appropriations

    More information >>

  • The State of Small-Staffed Foundations (Third Party Webinar)

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT

    Complimentary for Exponent Philanthropy members / $40 non-members

    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 session will review trends in grantmaking practices, operations, compensation, investments, and governance, including:

    • Advocacy, site visits, DAFs, and more—what grantmaking tactics are on the rise?
    • How are foundation boards working to engage the next generation?
    • What succession challenges are foundations encountering?
    • What investment returns are foundations earning, and how are they balancing their portfolios?
    • How are foundations compensating their board members and staff?

    Info & RSVP

  • Collaboratory 2018: The Art of Risk-Taking

    Monday, April 30, 2018 at 04:00 PM EDT through May 02, 2018


    The Collaboratory—co-produced by UpStart and ROI Community—is the largest annual gathering of Jewish community visionaries, innovators, and catalyzers of change in North America.

    Collaboratory website >>

    This year, JFN is a Collaboratory sponsor, and all JFN members are invited to attend. You can go directly to the Collaboratory website and use a JFN member code to register—no need to request an invitation and apply.

    JFN members: sign in, then click here to see the member code.

    What's on tap for funders at the 2018 convening?

    • Hear from the best, including this year's keynote, renowned nonprofit thought leader and humorist Vu Le of Nonprofit AF.
    • Learn from your peers and experts in the secular innovation funding world.
    • Connect with other funders interested in supporting Jewish innovation.
    • Meet some of the most exciting leaders and initiatives creating the future of Jewish life.
    • Learn about LA's dynamic Jewish innovation community.

    The Collaboratory fills up every year — don’t miss out. Register now!


  • Frontiers of Social Innovation (Third Party Event)

    Monday, May 21, 2018 at 08:00 AM EDT through May 22, 2018
    Stanford University in Stanford, CA

    Every two years, Stanford Social Innovation Review brings together senior leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, social enterprises, philanthropists, for-profit business and government from around the world for two days, to discuss, debate and develop solutions that address the most pressing global challenges. 

    Full information & registration >>

  • Human Rights Funders Network Conference 2018 (Third Party Event)

    Monday, October 15, 2018 at 09:00 AM CDT through October 18, 2018


    Location announcement >>

    More information will be provided at the Human Rights Funders Network website, www.hrfn.org