Off-Site Events

Meals With Mission—Philadelphia is home to creativity in the food service industry—and not just what’s on your plate. Learn about two unique models of food service with a mission on Thursday before the conference. Learn about and sample the snacks at The Monkey & The Elephant Cafe on Thursday afternoon or have dinner at Rooster Soup Co. on Thursday evening. Both will include a conversation with each organization’s staff. Additional fee; These are both FULL. Many thanks to “The Woods” Charitable Foundation for supporting this dinner at Rooster Soup Co. 

Site visits—Explore Philly’s dynamic nonprofit community. Friday afternoon offers the opportunity to visit two nonprofit organizations doing work south of Market Street, and Saturday morning’s site visit will be to two organizations working north of Market Street. Learn more about the organizations and the visits

Dine-arounds—Friday is your night! Host or attend a dinner at one of the buzz-worthy restaurants in Philadelphia’s creative restaurant scene. Relax during a casual evening with colleagues to debrief on the day’s events, continue the conversation about your philanthropy, or learn from an expert.

Host Night Reception—Close out the second day of the conference at FringeArts, Philadelphia’s home base for contemporary performance and progressive, world-class art. We’ll be in an historic 1903 former pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, steps from the recently renovated Race Street Pier. Be entranced by acrobats and other Fringe performers and enjoy food and drink from La Peg Brasserie, Fringe’s dining partner and a popular dining destination on the waterfront in the same location. Participation at the reception is included in your registration.

Mural Arts Walking Tour—Get out, get moving, get connected. If your travel plans include Thursday in Philadelphia, consider joining a group of colleagues for a walking tour of mural art with a docent from Mural Arts Philadelphia. The tour leaves from the hotel and will last about two hours. Additional fee; Preregister during conference registration.