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PEAK Grantmaking


Join us in launching the next 25 years of progress in grantmaking by presenting at PEAK2021 Online.

Our virtual conference in May 2021 will be an opportunity for all of us to examine and expand upon a pivotal and visionary year, PEAK’s 25th in existence. While we step back from our day-to-day, reconnect, and strengthen our community of grantmakers, we’ll also be looking at how far the profession of grants management has come – its growing influence and responsibility, critical work in this moment to meet the challenges of our day, and evolving role as a change leader in philanthropy.
Continuing our 25-year commitment to centering equity and community, we invite you to co-design our conference with us.
We welcome your proposal for a workshop, panel session, short-form talk, and networking and affinity group conversations based around the theme of community. We need your energy and insight to make this another can’t-miss learning experience for the PEAK community, and the best conference any of us will attend next year.
Specifically, we want to hear your ideas for assessing where we’ve been and getting where we want to be in terms of:
  • Listening to Community
  • Supporting Adaptable Communities
  • Learning with Community
  • Creating Equitable Community
  • Connecting with Community
Regardless of topic, sessions should aim to center equity in approach and content, advance participants’ thinking on critical issues, feature diverse perspectives, introduce new ideas or fresh takes, and provide takeaway insight and resources. Session design should also take a thoughtful approach to the virtual format and be as interactive as possible.

Thank you for your consideration. We’re excited to celebrate all that we have accomplished together over the past 25 years with you, and envision the next 25 years together.

Once you've reviewed the Call for Speakers document please enter your email address and click on the SUBMIT button to get started on your proposal.