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The 2023 Unity Summit opens with pre-event sessions hosted by the ten CHANGE Partners on Monday, October 16th. All events will be hosted in the conference hotel, the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles. Timing details for each session (in particular those in the afternoon) will be indicated closer to the event. We will follow up to confirm your RSVP status and gather payment for any confirmed sessions that incur a cost in advance of the event. 


Full-Day Sessions


EPIP | Philanthropology 

Open to All | Cost: $550 for non-members / $350 for EPIP members | Limited Seating


Join EPIP for our signature curriculum, Philanthropology, which provides a grounding in philanthropy through a social justice lens. This in-person offering is abridged to fit into one high-engagement day of peer learning. The session is designed to most benefit individuals with less than three years of experience in philanthropy. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the philanthropic sector, a personal mission statement to guide their work, all rooted through an equity lens. Hosted by EPIP.


AAPIP | Joint Leadership Retreat 

Invite Only | No Additional Cost


This will be a Leadership Retreat jointly held with AAPIP Board members, Staff, and Chapter Co-Chairs.

PRE | Racial Justice Funders Lab 

Invite Only | Cost: To be announced late Summer 2023 | Limited Seating


Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity will hold an invitation-only Racial Justice Funders Lab for staff & trustees of grantmaking institutions with a demonstrated investment in racial justice who are seeking to deepen their efforts, increase funding & sharpen their analysis & strategies. It will be led by faculty comprised of racial justice movement ecosystem and serve as a consultative space for addressing cutting edge issues. Specific faculty will be announced later in summer as the content will be driven by movement’s own sense of most critical issues for funders to explore more rigorously this fall. Please indicate whether you’d like to be considered. In addition to the criteria, there will be a cap on size to ensure the discussions can remain substantive and that each funder is able to bring concrete challenges and lessons to the table. Thank you for your interest! 

Morning Sessions

Funders for LGBTQ Issues & WFN | Moving Forward Together

Open to All | Cost: $75 | Limited Seating


Wholesale assaults on bodily autonomy are part of a terrifying and well-worn tactic by far-right movements to weaponize transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities as a divisive wedge issue to roll back hard-won rights within reproductive, racial, and gender justice. Kick off your Unity Summit with a session on funding for TGNC communities. Hear from experts on how philanthropy must work together and commit to resourcing TGNC communities with the urgency this moment demands. Hosted by Women’s Funding Network  & Funders for LGBTQ Issues.


Afternoon Sessions


ABFE | Roundtable 

Open to All | No Additional Cost | Limited Seating


This year's ABFE-sponsored session will feature a range of topics and themes that are both central to our imperatives for the philanthropic sector, and our organizational priorities for the advancement of responsive philanthropy in Black Communities. These areas of interest and work include (but are not limited to) Prison Reform, Public Policy, Civic Engagement, Black Voting Rights, Economic Prosperity, and Equitable Investment in HBCUs and Black-led Organizations. Hosted by ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities.

ABFE |  Supporters and Member Mixer 

Open to All | No Additional Cost | Limited Seating


This is a reception that ABFE will be hosting for all the supporters and members that will be attending the Unity Summit. The purpose of this event is to acquaint members with the organization, and each other and to meet other supporters and potential new members. We will inform the audience of benefits, ongoing programs, and historical information about ABFE as everyone mingles with members and colleagues in the sector. We will have small bites, a bar (possibly a cash bar), and DJ entertainment. Hosted by ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities.

AAPIP & HIP | Our Shared History & Political Collaboration

Open to All | $50 | Limited Seating


Throughout history, there are countless examples of the many ways in which our communities have shared struggle and solution together. In California especially there are long standing political collaborations that have been forged together by the Asian and Latino community. During this session we will spend time revisiting key examples of organizing and its geographical impact to date. Hosted by Hispanics in Philanthropy and Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

NAP |  Building Indigenous Power & Partnerships in Philanthropy

Open to All | No Additional Cost | Limited Seating


Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) invites you to join us for a dynamic discussion about how we are building Indigenous power in the sector and nurturing meaningful, long-lasting relationships in our work with communities and key partners. In the first half of the session, we will delve into the significant impact of our relationships with other PSOs, funders, and the federal government, and share insight into NAP’s current and future endeavors. Following this engaging discussion, we invite you to stick around and join NAP’s staff for light hors d’oeuvres and beverages before you make your way to this evening’s reception. Hosted by Native Americans in Philanthropy.

NFG | Community Organizing in the Southern California Region

Open to All | Cost: $50 | Limited Seating


A session grounding us in place and the organizing happening in the Southern California region. Hope to feature community organizing from three regions: Los Angeles metropolitan area, Inland Region, and San Diego. Highlights multiple social issues - power building generally, particular highlight of housing, as well as abolition, environment, immigration, etc. Hosted by Neighborhood Funders Group.

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