Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is the best and biggest opportunity for the Philanthropy Northwest network to connect in person. Over two days, we celebrate peer learning, bring you incredible keynote speakers and create meaningful time to connect. Each year, the conference moves to a different location in our region, and we strive to build a conference program that reflects not only the theme that year, but the place we visit. As we know, place is one of the cornerstones of our work.

Our Next Conference

Please save the date for our 2020 Conference in Missoula, Montana, October 6-8 at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Missoula. Registration will open in April!

Interested in joining the planning committee? Email Elyse Gordon, our senior program manager.

Become a Sponsor

We’re so excited to bring our network to the beautiful, dynamic city of Missoula, but we can’t do it without your support. We have a range of sponsorship opportunities and levels - choose the level that's right for you. For more information about sponsoring PNW20, email Anjana Pandey, our vice president of strategy and operations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should go to the Philanthropy Northwest Annual Conference?
Participants include corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, tribal grantmaking entities, nonprofit grantmaking organizations, government grantmaking offices and impact investors. This is a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for funders. Please contact Elyse Gordon if you are uncertain of your eligibility. 

What does it mean that Philanthropy Northwest members need to be in good standing to get the member rates? 
We are delighted to offer member rates and early bird discounts to current members of Philanthropy Northwest. To be in good standing your annual membership dues should be up to date. A non-member rate will apply if dues are not paid by June 15. Danielle Crystal, our senior membership manager can help you with dues and membership questions and payment.

How do I suggest content for the conference?
We strive to build a conference program that has a little something for everyone, and we rely on the knowledge of our network members to suggest what’s most pressing for you and your work! Got an idea for conference sessions? Let Nancy Sanabria, our director of learning strategies know.


"I think the main thing I’ve been reflecting on, as a first-time attendee, is how to think critically about DEI and power dynamics throughout our interactions with nonprofit partners from the pitfalls and possibilities of site visits to rethinking how (and why) we do grant reports. We get so preoccupied with our day-to-day work we rarely pause to reflect on our practices. I’m thankful for this conference to allow for that space and time for reflection among so many smart and passionate people!" – PNW19 Annual Conference Attendee