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Conference Breakout Sessions
Catalist National Conference Feb 23-25, 2020
Seattle, WA at Motif Hotel

Our conference programming will include Breakout Sessions on: 

Membership + Communications
Innovation + Leadership 

Click each title to see the sessions planned for that track

Breakout Sessions (stay tuned for more announcements)


Blueprint for Impact Learn how one community foundation is creating a new Blueprint for Impact by focusing on eliminating the structural inequities that prevents our nation’s growing racial and economic gap from closing. 

The emphasis is on: 1) capacity-building of traditionally overlooked and under-supported organizations and 2) increased collaboration with public and private entities.


Building More Equitable Relationships with Grantees - Responses to todays complex problems will not come solely from philanthropists, but in partnership with individuals who bring their lived experience and voices to the process. 

Grantmakers are increasingly seeking ways to invite input and active participation from community partners about grant criteria design, priorities, and decision-making. 

Longer term benefits include increased knowledge, closer connection, deeper insight, greater accountability, and increased accessibility and transparency.

Membership + Communications:

Growing Younger: Strategies for Making Membership More Age-Inclusive - How does age-inclusion fit into your organization's goals? Learn from three leaders who have created “Next Gen” or “Fellows” programs for younger women. 

Why and how have these efforts grown? How do they fit the organization's overall values and plans? What conflicts have arisen along the way? 

Highly interactive format that includes an option to sketch out an approach for your own group to become more age inclusive and diverse.

Innovation + Leadership:

Participatory Philanthropy: Staying Relevant in an Evolving Environment The changing cultural, political and social environment is motivating collective giving organizations to shift their emphasis to remain relevant and effective in addressing society’s systemic issues. 

Come learn from a group of leaders as they engage in a candid dialogue about their personal and organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. 

Following the panel discussion, participants will craft their own action plans through guided breakout sessions supplemented with recommended tools and curated resource lists.

Contact Catalist  info@catalistwomen.org

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