CCP 2020 Virtual Conference

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual Presentation
CCP Members: 
Non-Member Funders: 
Add to Calendar

Meeting the Moment: Community, Equity, and Philanthropy

Join your colleagues at this year's conference focused on "Meeting the Moment." CCP will bring the most important elements of our annual conference to a virtual space, providing opportunities for learning, networking, and building relationships to move work forward.

Please contact Annie Adams, aadams at to register or for more information.

The virtual presentations are open to staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations, nonprofit organizations, government, and community leaders.



Session 1: Keynote Address with Trabian Shorters
Asset Framing for Equity During Crisis

Learn How Language and Narratives Can Support Communities and Social Change

Join us for this eye-opening look at the power of the stories we tell and the language we use, and how our choices can lift up or tear down the communities we serve. Trabian Shorters, founder and CEO of BMe Community, former Knight Foundation VP, New York Times bestselling author, and pioneer of the concept of "Asset Framing," will share his visionary approach to communications and engagement with communities that centers aspirations and contributions, increasing equity and improving outcomes. This keynote address is sure to inspire and provide new insights you can apply to your work. 

Thursday, October 15: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Keynote Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Connect, reflect, and move the work forward in breakout discussions (funders only) (optional)

Session 2: Building Community Engagement to Increase Equity and Impact

In the second session of CCP’s 2020 virtual conference, local and national funders will share practical ideas and lessons from their experience developing meaningful engagement with communities. Join Michelle DePass, President and Chief Executive Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Laura McCargar, President, Perrin Family Foundation, for an engaging dialogue between two experienced funders sharing real-world stories and candid insights outlining approaches to creating meaningful connections with communities, building trust, and increasing impact. 

Tuesday, October 20: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Connect, reflect, and move the work forward in breakout discussions (funders only) (optional)

Session 3: Building Boards to Move Mission-Driven Work: Justice, Equity, and Nonprofit Boards