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We are excited to announce our next convening!

February 23-25, 2020
Seattle, WA

Hosted by Washington Women's Foundation 


We hope you will join us to be inspired, learn, connect, and celebrate a major milestone. The Washington Women's Foundation launched the movement of collective giving 25 years ago.  We will celebrate this incredible anniversary together.  

Plenary Speakers

On behalf of Catalist and Washington Women's Foundation (WaWF), we are excited to announce our plenaries:

Keynote Sunday dinner

Tricia Raikes
Co-founder of the 
Raikes Foundation

Plenary Monday breakfast 

Merf Ehman
Executive Director,
Columbia Legal Services

Plenary Monday lunch 

Ijeoma Oluo
Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller;
website

Plenary Monday dinner 

Vashti Rutledge
Cincinnati Director for
Family Independence Initiative

Plenary Tuesday breakfast 

Vu Le
Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps


Thank you to our generous conference sponsors & supporters

Donna Lou and Peter Bladin

Laura and David Midgley


Read more about all our speakers here.



Whether you're a member of a Catalist affiliate or community partner, come to: 

Experience how together we are building an inclusive movement in which resources, knowledge and relationships combine to transform our communities across the country.  

Learn the tools to begin -- or step up -- inclusion work in your organization and community through conversations and evaluations of organizational culture, membership, grantmaking and grantees, governance, finance, language, advocacy, empathy, bias, power dynamics and more.

Stretch and challenge your role as a philanthropist, individually and as a member of a collective giving organization, inspiring you to be more, informed and equipped to lead change in your community.





Our conference headquarters:

A boutique hotel in the core of downtown Seattle




Registration for Catalist affiliate members is $595. Early Bird registration is closed.

Non-member registration is $750.

Conference registration includes -- all meals, plenaries and breakouts

Single event registration will open in the Fall if space is available.

Make your hotel reservations here.

Events begin Sunday at 4:00 pm and end Tuesday at 12:30 pm. 

To help you plan, please refer to the conference FAQs, including the cancellation policy.

Check out program details here and continue to check in regularly as we will announce more speaker and session details. 

Contact us for sponsorship information!

Affiliates -- Please announce the details to your membership by including updates in your newsletters, printing flyers for your events and posting on your organization's website and social media.  You may download these files to post, print and share. PowerUP postcard.pdf , PowerUP postcard.png 

Read our BlogKit Bakke, local Seattle author and Washington Women's Foundation member, provides her perspective on what makes Seattle so unique.

Read a comprehensive guide for visitors to Seattle “The Emerald City!”

Surrounded by evergreen trees and snow-capped mountains, Seattle features three fresh-water lakes, numerous hiking and biking trails, and nearby ski resorts. The Pacific Northwest region is famous for its abundance of outdoor recreation and business opportunities. The Space Needle and Mt. Rainier are prominent Seattle skyline features that symbolize home to nearly 800,000 residents. Seattle is the 17th largest city in the U.S., boasting a vibrant spirit of innovation as the birthplace of Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Expedia, and Nordstrom. 

The Motif Hotel is located in the heart of downtown and is ideally situated for visitors to explore the waterfront, world class museums, restaurants, and more within walking distance or a short Uber/Lyft/taxi ride.   Read more... 

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