• Regional Chapter Events

    Delaware ValleySpeed-Networking and Group Problem-Solving

    Join the PEAK Delaware Valley chapter for a morning of networking and problem-solving together! During our speed networking activity, get to know colleagues in the region both personally and professionally in a fast-paced and fun way. After getting to know each other, we will switch gears to help each other work through professional challenges. Bring your business cards and consider a challenge you’d like help solving.


    Florida: Where are YOU in your journey to being an inclusive leader?

    We are excited to invite you to our chapter session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Come ready to self-reflect in a brave space where we will have candid conversations about our personal DEI journeys and how they impact our organizational influence. Many of our members are middle managers, and DEI work in many organizations lives or dies by the engagement of middle managers.

    Our interactive work session will begin an ongoing dialogue around how to support each other on our individual and collective journeys and become the most inclusive leaders our communities so desperately need. Entrepreneur and TEDx presenter, Denise W. Barreto, will lead this facilitated discussion and provide wisdom from her life as a former elected official, policy influencer, and soon-to-be filmmaker and episodic content creator. Check her out here: www.relationshipmatternow.com or www.serqetproductions.com.


    Midwest: Empowering Strategies that WORK

    Join us for this fun and informative session where you will learn about:

    • W – Win-Win solutions for leadership and collaboration in the workplace
    • O – Opportunities to engage with the MIGHTY MIDWEST team
    • R – Relationship Building with your colleagues in small group activities
    • K – Knowledge Sharing on regional meetings—past, present, and future

    You won’t want to miss it!

    Presenters: Genise Singleton, Program Manager, The Kresge Foundation, the Mighty Midwest Leadership Team, and YOU!


    Minnesota: Speed Networking and Roundtable Discussions 

    Do you like hot dishes? Do you own more coats than bathing suits? Is your least favorite season Road Construction Season? Discuss this and more during the Minnesota Regional Chapter Meeting. Our meeting will be part speed networking and part roundtables to forge new connections and share perspectives and best practices to maximize our collective impact.

    Using our “Stoplight” structure, attendees will select one of the following to identify where they are on their professional journey:

    • GREEN: I’m developing in the profession and would love to connect with a seasoned professional
    • YELLOW: I’ve hit my groove in role but would love to connect with a peer
    • RED: I’m a seasoned professional who would love to support and guide a developing professional

    Participants can expect:

    • A strengthened and expanded professional network
    • Meaningful discussion with real-life applicability from peers around the region

    New EnglandSpeed-Networking, Roundtable Discussions, and The Roles We Lead Session

    Please join us to meet your fellow New England chapter members through a speed dating style networking session, and a “What’s on Your Mind?” roundtable discussion of issues or problems you’d like to resolve.

    For the final hour, Leslie Silverman will lead a discussion on “The Roles We Lead: What’s Next?,” which will help participants understand the complex suite of roles they assume as grant management professionals, the challenges that come with certain roles, and the reflective practices they can apply to grow and be most effective across their organizations. This is a special opportunity to participate in Leslie’s roundtable discussion with your New England peers before it is offered as a conference session on Tuesday afternoon.


    New York: Speed-Networking and Chapter Meeting 

    The NY Region Steering Committee will host a regional meeting to introduce the committee and provide space to learn more about volunteer opportunities, as well as gather feedback for future chapter programs.

    The program will feature Speed Networking, engaging all members as they rotate around the room discussing their work experience and learning more about one another and the various organizations represented in the region. It will be a fun and interactive morning to bring our community together.


    Northern California: A Day in the Life of a Grants Manager

    We will hear from three PEAK Grantmaking members about their day-to-day life as grants managers, including their place in their organization’s structure, the size of their team, their interactions with staff and board members, some of their key responsibilities, and their responsibilities that fall outside the scope of grants management. We’ll also learn what brought them to the field and what most excites them about their work. Audience participation and peer learning included!

    Participants will learn about:

    • The ways in which the grants management role is structured in different organizations
    • The range of responsibilities and tasks that can fall under a grants management role
    • What keeps their colleagues engaged in their work
    • 2019 educational programming and networking opportunities for our chapter

    Presenters: Jessica Hickok, Pisces Foundation; Rosa King, The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation; Cathy Manovi, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Colin Richardson, The San Francisco Foundation


    Ohio: Speed Networking

    The Ohio Chapter is meeting 2019 head on with an exciting plan for the year! You will meet some of the leadership team and hear about the events to expect this year, then you will meet each other in a fun speed networking activity! We will then break into small groups to reflect on what we have learned at the conference so far and share out some best practices to take home, helping each other make adjustments for unique situations. Bring your business cards to share.


    Pacific Northwest: Coming Soon


    Rocky Mountain & Southern California: Process, What Process? Cat-Herding for Grants Managers

    In this interactive session, participants will identify common challenges in managing a grantmaking process for the unique needs of many colleagues. Topics will be crowdsourced in the session, but may include uncovering workarounds devised by staff, deciding how much leeway to give individuals or teams, designing technology training for different skill levels, and managing expectations around the degree of flexibility. You will also have time to network with members from both regional chapters and discuss the year ahead.

    This session will also be presented later in the program. Presenter Jessica Richards was kind enough to offer this mini-session exclusively for our chapters, freeing you up to “double dip” on content with another interesting, important topic during that later block!


    SoutheastChapter Meeting and Leveraging Communication, Technology Trends, and Grants Management

    Join your fellow Southeast Chapter members for a session filled with conversations, insights, updates and more! We’ll share what’s in store for the upcoming year, do some speed-networking, and welcome Tierney Smith and Nikki Barrett from Grantbook, who will discuss the intersections between social media communications, emerging trends in technology, and grants management. Any burning technology questions you’d like addressed? Email Amy Hall prior to the meeting at aahall@southernco.com. Hope to see you there!


    Southwest: Annual Chapter Business Meeting

    Join us for our annual chapter business meeting. Network with peers throughout the region, meet the new leadership team, and help determine programming for 2019.


    Washington, DCOutside the Beltway

    The Washington, DC, Regional Chapter invites you to a keynote about the impact of philanthropy and private foundations on the state of Colorado and how events in Colorado impact the Baltimore-Washington region. A representative from the Denver office of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet will deliver the keynote presentation. The session will open with a team building ice-breaker and regional chapter business updates.

    Location: Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am