Network of Networks: A Gathering of Philanthropists

Destination Impact was a conference in Utah hosted by Jeff Raikes of the Raikes Foundation, the former CEO of the Gates Foundation. It was an attempt to map out the “network of networks” of philanthropists and was well attended by several donor groups. Here below are are summary files and ideas that came out of it.

“Destination Impact convened the leadership teams of 18 donor education networks and donor-leaders from within those networks for a week of inspiration, sharing, and thinking together in July 2018. This was a “first of its kind” gathering, bringing together groups who don’t naturally cross paths in other established venues. Gathered on the slopes of Powder Mountain, Utah, this group of committed philanthropists, donor educators, donor organizers and staff spent three days engaging in dynamic discussions about the challenges facing philanthropy and opportunities to support more donors to give with more impact. Participants also had plenty of time to make new friends and catch up with old acquaintances—all while exploring the beautiful surroundings offered by the picturesque Wasatch Mountains.”