Opportunity Collaboration 2020


October 11-16, 2020


Club Med Cancún, Km. 21.5, Punta Nizuc – Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Q.R. 77500

What To Expect

All-inclusive 5 nights lodging & meals, full access to leadership programs, capacity building clinics, working discussion groups, agenda roles, organizational showcasing opportunities, pre- and post-event networking concierge services, transportation to and from Cancun International  Airport (CUN), internet fees, onsite recreation and resort fees. Airfare is not included.

Pricing Information*

$2,500 Suite Share

$3,450 Private Room

*Registration Fees will increase after December 31, 2019


The entire purpose of the Opportunity Collaboration is to connect you with new people and new ideas. Come prepared to share best practices, illuminate partnership opportunities or reveal a current passion or innovative idea. Engage your fellow Delegates with your mission.

Global Philanthropy Forum 2020


• Berkeley, CA USA

We are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) will be held September 14-16 at The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California.

GPF is open to individual donors, social investors, leaders of foundations and grant-making institutions, and philanthropy advisors. If you are interested in attending this invite-only conference, please fill out our application so that we can learn about your philanthropic experience. We will be sure to send you your invitation when registration opens if your application is approved.

Registration opens February 3, and will feature an early bird admittance price of $2200. If you have any questions, please contact adonhoff@philanthropyforum.org. Get ready for GPF 2020!

Virtual - AVPN Annual Conference 2020

**Updated Dates** - June 8 to 12th

The Power of Networks

Moving capital towards impact

Against the backdrop of social and economic vulnerabilities around COVID-19, the 8th AVPN Conference is choosing to respond in a constructive way. We are optimistic that the timing for this year’s conference will also be a chance for the sector to come together and share learnings and ideas on ways to navigate in a world affected by the pandemic. Indeed, more so than ever before, we need to harness the strength of our members by moving more capital towards critical challenges that have been exacerbated by the virus.

Global Changemakers Gala


Featuring a conversation about philanthropy's role in addressing the migrant crisis at the US border.


This year we will be celebrating the role of Philanthropic partnerships and Learning about the Migrant Crisis at the U.S Border with Keynote Speakers:




Convergence XVII: Financing the Reduction of Gender-based Violence

Convergence is back. Convergence is Criterion's signature event. It is a unique gathering of the catalytic change-makers from our network.

About this Event

Criterion is excited to announce that our signature convening, Convergence, will take place March 30th at 3pm -April 1, 2020 ending at 5pm at Simsbury Inn located in Simsbury, Connecticut. This unique gathering of catalytic change-makers will bring together leaders and pioneers from philanthropy, finance, government, and the social sector to move forward specific and tangible ideas to leverage the power of finance to address gender-based violence.

There are no keynotes, no speakers, no workshops. Just extraordinary conversations among folks actively engaged in creating a better world. What happens each year is transformational: a diverse and talented set of people spends three days in deep conversations, getting to insights and innovations, finding ways to collaborate, connecting dots, and clarifying our path forward.

This year we’ll delve into insights and ideas for using finance to address gender-based violence, looking at growing demand among asset holders, designing products and services that address the issue, and building the field.

What If Conference 2020


Join California nonprofits, world renown speakers, philanthropists, and passionate advocates for a full day of inspiration and discovery.  What IF is all about exploring what’s possible and being with people who care as much as you do. Impact Foundry, Northern California’s nonprofit resource center, is pleased to bring you our 4th annual What IF Conference. Learn more about Impact Foundry.

What IF 2020 is all about cultural responsiveness. The conference will challenge participants to engage in courageous conversations regarding the systemic impacts of racism and the perpetuation of inequities affecting marginalized, vulnerable, and historically disenfranchised communities. We will lift up the voices of leaders of color and allies in our social sector who have leveraged their influence to bring awareness to the need for full comprehensive systems change. We believe we all have a responsibility to work collectively to dismantle systems built on foundations of bias, racism in order to create inclusive systems that work for everyone.

Rockwood Leadership Institute: Philanthropic Leaders


Let go of whatever you’re holding on to… for the next few minutes, at least. Give yourself a moment to slow down, breathe, and take a break while you explore what joyous and effective leadership can do for you.

Each section of the training focuses on one of Rockwood’s 6 core practices. Through guided meditation, small group exercises, games, and deep reflection, you’ll be introduced to each, and learn ways to bring them into to your daily life:

  • Purpose
  • Vision
  • Partnership
  • Resilience
  • Performance
  • Personal Ecology

The word leader is traditionally associated with executives and manager, but at Rockwood, everyone is a leader. The ability to inspire and align others is essential in every role, and at every level.

That’s why our trainings are open to anyone who’s interested in deepening and strengthening their leadership skills. The only pre-requisites are a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, to give and receive feedback on their strengths and blind spots, and to learn with and from others.

The Art of Leadership is more like a retreat than a training. It unfolds over 5 days in a beautiful, natural setting, with all meals and snacks taken care of so you can focus completely on yourself and your leadership.

Since 2000, Rockwood Leadership Institute has provided thousands of social change leaders across the globe with tools and skills to help change themselves, their communities, and the world.

Synergos Philanthropy Week in New York

Connect and exchange ideas with fellow Circle Members from around the world for the first of three major convenings of the network in 2019. Global philanthropists and social investors will come together to discuss ways to solve complex problems of poverty and to increase their knowledge and capacity to act effectively, find inspiration, and explore possibilities for collaboration. The annual GPC Members Meeting and Affinity Group discussions will be a part of the program, as well as peer consulting sessions and Bridging Leadership training.

Bridging Leadership Brazil III Session 3

Led by Peggy Dulany, the third session of Bridging Leadership in Brazil features a retreat in nature, allowing participants to reflect on their individual purpose and commitments, as well as exploring the theme of inner work and its importance in philanthropy.