Registration for the 2016 practitioners gathering is now closed. See you next year in New Orleans March 2017! 


Keynote Speakers

  • Neva Goodwin, Co-Director, Global Development and Environmental Institute, Tufts University
  • Mitchell Kapor, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact
  • Dennis Kucinich, Former Congressman
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Additional speakers TBA   

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This is a special addition to this year’s Practitioners Gathering designed to catalyze mission-oriented investment in collaboration with the U.S. Department Of Energy’s Clean Energy Impact Investment Center.

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Climate Summit Speakers  

Plenary Speakers 



Registration for members opens September 21st


Non Members


This is a two-day training (March 8-9) for foundation fiduciaries new to impact investing. The Intensive begins prior to the Practitioners Gathering on Tuesday March 8, 2016 with a half-day, retreat style introduction to the concepts of impact investing and an overview of fiduciary duty in a small group setting. 

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Confluence Philanthropy's Annual Practitioners’ Gathering is a three-day conference for current members of the Practitioners’ and Advisors programs, prospective members, and invited guests. Confluence Practitioners are grantmakers practicing mission-aligned investing, also known as impact-investing. Advisors Members represent the top investment managers and advisors in impact-investing today. Attendees are committed to building the field through strategic thinking and collaboration. It is not intended to serve as a marketplace for impact-investing. Sessions are led by funder-practitioners, investment experts, and other thought leaders.

Conference Theme

Our sixth Practitioners Meeting will explore the influence of finance on shaping our democracy. This 2016 year raises important issues for investors as we face a new presidential election with the accompanying new Federal Administration and the outcomes from the COP-21 Climate Conference in Paris. While these events will shape the future of the global economy, domestically we face staggering social inequities as evidenced by the re-emergence of a national multi-class, multi-ethnic, civil rights movement focused on issues of  equity and political power.

For impact investors these are inspiring times as we see ample cause to leverage the potency of philanthropy against the influence of market-based capital. Yet there is an extensive amount of work to be done if we are to generate the conditions in which capital can begin to efficiently redress environmental and social problems – rather than cause them. Join us as we explore the tough questions within a community committed to the belief that we can do good by being better investors.