Leading Locally 2023

The Power of Place-Based and Community Philanthropy

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Join us for Leading Locally: The Power of Place-Based and Community Philanthropy, an in-person conference tailored to community foundations and place-based funders. From June 13-14, 2023, we'll explore how a focus on place can address complex issues and drive equitable outcomes that create lasting, transformative change.

Date & Time

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 to

Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202


Members on or before December 31, 2022 = $899
Members on or after January 1, 2023 = $1,099
Nonmembers = $1,499


In partnership with AdNet, CEONet, CommA, Philanthropy Colorado, and ProNet, the Council’s Leading Locally 2023 will offer a dynamic experience where attendees will develop practical skills, network and learn from peers, and discuss place-based philanthropy topics including:

  • The latest trends and analysis on place-based work
  • Collaboration among foundations or across sectors, especially through unlikely partnerships
  • The importance of local expertise and on-the-ground community engagement 
  • The convening power of foundations, especially for building bridges
  • Effectively applying a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to your work 

Call for Sessions

During Leading Locally, we are excited to showcase the innovative ways place-based and community philanthropy are helping to build inclusive and vibrant communities. Session proposals will be accepted through October 17.

Learn more and submit sessions

Working Group and Host Committee

The conference is being designed and led by a group of amazing volunteers from across the sector.

Walker Sanders

Working Group Chair

Walker Sanders


Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Karen McNeil-Miller

Host Committee Co-Chair

Karen McNeil-Miller

President and CEO

The Colorado Health Foundation

Javier Soto

Host Committee Co-Chair

Javier Alberto Soto

President and CEO

The Denver Foundation

If you’re interested in sponsoring Leading Locally 2023, please contact Tara Cox, Director of Development, at


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