CATALIST CONFERENCE - February 23-25 in Seattle, WA

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Early Bird Registration is open!

Whether you're a member of a Catalist affiliate or community partner, we hope you will join us for our 8th National Conference -- February 23-25, 2020 -- as we increase our collective knowledge of effective responses to address community needs by sharing new ways of thinking about philanthropy. 

Here is one local Seattle author’s perspective on highlights and significant historical events and innovations that make Seattle so unique. We hope you will join us to experience Seattle for yourself. Read the blog...

Sunday February 23 - Tricia Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, dinner keynote

Monday February 24 - Merf Ehman, Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services, breakfast plenary 

Ijeoma Oluo, Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller, lunch plenary 

Tuesday February 25 

Vu Le (“voo lay”), writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, breakfast plenary

Read more about Tricia, Merf, Ijeoma and Vu and follow other program news here.  We will continue to announce more programs and speakers regularly so stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Early Bird registration for affiliates is now open!

General registration opens August 1!

Learn more about registration and rates below.

To help you plan, a comprehensive Seattle visitors guide and the conference FAQs(including cancellation policy) are now available.

 Join us in Seattle to:

Experience how together we are building an inclusive movement of women who use resources, knowledge, and relationships to transform their communities across the country.

Learn the tools to begin -- or step up -- inclusion work in your organization and community. Discuss and evaluate areas such as 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, so you are inspired, informed and equipped to lead change in your community.

Full conference Early Bird registration is open for affiliates. This discounted rate of $495 for Catalist affiliates includes the full conference -- all meals, plenaries and breakouts.

General registration opens August 1 for $750.

Single event registration opens in the Fall provided space is available.

Make your Motif hotel reservations now

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

Bookmark this page to see updates on speakers and programs.

Conference Details 


Kings County Tennis League Annual Davis Cup Tournament - August 3

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Dear KCTL Families and Friends,

On Saturday, August 3, KCTL is hosting the annual Davis Cup Tennis Tournament! This will be a team-based, doubles tournament featuring all six KCTL sites: Marcy, Lafayette Gardens, Tompkins, Sumner, Ingersoll and Jackie Robinson.


All students should wear their site's tee-shirt.
More details to follow via email.
If you have any questions, please contact KCTL Program Manager Rob Gerstman at

WHAT: A team-based, doubles tournament featuring all six KCTL sites

WHERE: Marcy Playground (753 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn)

WHEN: Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

An Invitation to Allinbklyn Members from KCTL

Dear Allinbklyn Community,

I wanted to let you know of 2 events we are running this summer which you and the AllinBKLYN ladies might enjoy coming along too. I think you mentioned that you can post these on your website? The details are below, please let me know if you need more info?

8/3 (time TBD) - The Davis Cup - Marcy Playground (753 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205)

This event sees all 6 sites represent a country of their choice. Students spend 2 weeks learning about the countries and at The Davis Cup they present interesting facts, while national anthems are played. Each country then compete against each other to win the coveted Davis Cup!

9/21 (time TBD) - The Jamboree - Marcy Playground

Season ending community party and tennis tournament. Students from every site compete in a singles and doubles tournament. Other activities are organized for the families and community members along with a big cookout and music.

Hope that you and the Allinbklyn team can make one of these events Eliza, they are a lot of fun!

Kings County Tennis League Benefit - March 30, 6-9PM

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Register for the 2nd Annual KCTL Doubles Open

Dear KCTL Supporters

I'm excited to announce that we have a date for our 2nd KCTL Annual Tennis Fundraiser! The tournament this year will be held on Saturday, March 30th, from 6pm-9pm. We will once again be using the courts at McCarren Tennis Center. The tournament will be catered and the weekend date this year allows more potential for celebrations to follow the event!

Last year was a huge success with some great matches throughout the evening. The format will again mean that everyone gets plenty of time on the court and opportunities to contribute to your overall team scores. Our KCTL students will help draw the teams (consisting of 4 players) on the evening, with each team balanced based on the ratings you provide. 

This year our target is to raise $15,000 which will go directly to expanding programming to our 6th site in 2019, Ingersoll Houses. We are currently running a Winter Program at Ingersoll Houses with over 35 students and we intend to provide these children, and many more, free tennis and life-skills programming throughout the year and beyond. Please help us reach our goal and expand our programming to over 200 children in 2019!

If you would like to enter then please click the button or flyer below. You can always reach out to me directly at if you need more information.

To raise money for the event, you can do so using Crowdrise here:

Looking forward to another great night of tennis!

Dave Webley, Executive Director


Extreme Kids and Crew


Please join us for a cocktail party at the home of Jeremy Armstrong and Maria Rivera, two of our dear friends and great supporters of Extreme Kids.


Jeremy is a builder with Two Trees Management and Maria is a property manager. Together, they live in Red Hook with their two children, Jackson and Celeste. They kindly offer their home for a festive gathering and an opportunity to learn more about Extreme Kids.

Have a friend who's interested in learning more?
We'd love to meet them!

please rsvp by email or phone by September 30th