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