The third annual Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder’s Role in Collective Impact convening is designed specifically for grantmakers to provide opportunities for deep learning and peer-exchange on a range of important topics. Highlights include:

  • In-depth discussions by stage of investment in collective impact (e.g., early, mid, and late stage) and by issue area of interest (e.g., education, health, economic development, and other priority issues)
  • Local site visits to learn how Seattle area leaders are collaborating to improve outcomes for children and families
  • Opportunity to interact with backbone leaders of experienced collective impact initiatives, who will join part of the meeting to engage in dialogue across perspectives
  • Interactive breakout sessions on the key components of advancing quality collective impact, such as bringing an equity lens, prioritizing continuous learning and evaluation, investing in grantees’ capacity to lead collaboratively, and authentically engaging those with lived experiences

Where: Downtown Seattle, WA

When: June 6-8, 2016

Registration: Registration is now open. The Collective Impact Funder Convening is open to all staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions; staff of philanthropy-supporting infrastructure groups such as regional associations of grantmakers and affinity groups; and staff of academic institutions focused primarily on the study of philanthropy and the practice of giving.

Learn more: Visit the convening site

Panel Submissions: Our call for breakout session proposals for the third annual Collective Impact Funder Convening is now closed. The submission deadline was Monday, November 30.

Questions and Sponsorship Inquiries: Interested in attending or supporting the 2016 Collective Impact Funders Convening? Please contact Robert Albright or Sheri Brady.


Giorgianna Venetis

backbone organization

I am the Project Coordinator for the Colorado Essentials for Childhood project and would be interested in attending this conference but would like some more information about the event.  Could someone contact me or provide me with the email address of Robert Albright or Sheri Brady?  I have tried clicking on the links but it is not compatable with my gmail account.

Thank you!

Submitted by Giorgianna Venetis on Fri, 2015-10-16 12:42

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, blogger, community manager, content administrator, funder community of practice, funder of initiatives, other, partner organization, technical assistance provider / consultant

Hi, Giorgianna,

I know Robert has already followed-up directly, but for those visiting this page and seeing this query, he can be contacted at and also, more information about this event can be found on the Convening website at:

Thank you for your interest in our event! We’d love for you to join us.

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Fri, 2015-10-16 20:13