South Sound Philanthropy Summit


Save the Date for Summit 2020: Friday, September 25, 2020

Join AFP South Sound and the South Sound Planned Giving Council for a day-long examination of what the future holds for philanthropy. Continental breakfast, lunch and a happy hour beverage provided with registration. Happy hour reception to follow from 3 – 4 pm.

2019 Program: Next generation philanthropy

Renowned Keynotes & Speakers

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Philanthropy Summit Co-Chairs

Summit Overview

Each year, philanthropic leaders from around our region come together for the South Sound Philanthropy Summit, hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound (AFPSS) and South Sound Planned Giving Council (SSPGC), with the goal of bringing together development professionals, allied professionals and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.

We come together to learn, share and grow as a community. Together, we do more, go farther, are more strategic, make a more profound and lasting impact. At the Philanthropy Summit, we “unite to unleash the power of philanthropy.”

Summit Recap

7 Big Ideas from Next Gen Philanthropists 
Seven important ideas emerged from the way younger generations approach philanthropy and serving the community:

  1. Desire for Meaningful Experiences
    “They’re more of the ‘lean-in’ generation.  They want to get their hands dirty.  The ways we’re seeing that is they’ll raise their hand and say let’s have a separate NextGen meeting outside of the regular board meeting and we’ll tell you what the topics are that we want to talk about.  They want to learn and research and figure out how they can engage in more impactful ways.”
  2. Being Heard
    “Having a seat at the table, but also having a voice at that table is very important for us as Millennials.  It has to be dialogue though, it has to be conversational.  It can’t just be yes/no questions because if it is then we feel you’re just checking a box and you’re not really into us and what we have to say.”

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