With more than 2,000 giving circles around the world, We Give Summit is the place for giving circle members, community leaders, philanthropy experts, and social impact newcomers to come together, forge new bonds, strengthen our work towards community change, and celebrate the power of collective giving! With live and on-demand sessions, We Give Summit will inspire and connect individuals across a growing grassroots movement. Last year, We Give Summit attracted 1000+ giving circle members and supporters and we can’t wait to see what next year holds!

This year’s theme, Forward Together, celebrates innovation and growth in collective giving as we navigate a changing landscape and reimagine our futures. How can we break down barriers to propel the growing collective giving movement forward? How do we embrace new tools, ideas and methods? What learnings from the past year can we carry with us into the future? At We Give Summit 2022, we’ll explore these questions and more.

We Give Summit is seeking session proposals from giving circle members, community leaders, organizational leaders and philanthropy experts that represent a diversity of identities, experiences, geographic locations, and communities. We hope to provide our attendees, who last year represented 250+ giving circles and 37 countries, with a rich diversity of perspectives on how the giving circle movement can reimagine our collective futures.

Please submit your proposal using the form below by January 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). This is the final deadline to submit session proposals.

All sessions will be held virtually over Zoom May 11-14, 2022 and will be scheduled for 50 minutes. If you’re unable to present live, we are able to accommodate pre-recordings.

We are no longer accepting session proposals for We Give Summit 2022.

When is the Submission deadline?

We Give Summit session proposals must be submitted by January 14, 2022.

Can I submit more than one proposal?

Yes, you may submit more than one proposal.

Do speakers receive complimentary access to We Give Summit?

Yes, each speaker will be provided with a complimentary All-Access Pass to We Give Summit.

Do I need to confirm my speakers before submitting?

You do not need to confirm speakers before submitting your proposal; however, we do ask that you share a general idea of the perspective(s) you’d like represented at your session.

Can I submit a proposal if I dont have any speakers in mind?

Yes, you can submit a proposal if you dont have any suggested speakers. We do ask that you share a general of the perspective(s) you’d like represented at your session.

When will sessions be held?

All sessions will be live May 11-14, 2022. If you're unable to attend your scheduled session time, we can record in advance. Each session slot is 50 minutes.

What are tips for a successful proposal?

We Give Summit 2022 is seeking creative proposals that:

  • introduce unique, bold, and/or innovative models, approaches and solutions;

  • uplift and celebrate diverse voices and perspectives;

  • are inclusive;

  • are centered on collective giving; and/or

  • inspire participants to stay connected with one another and the broader movement

Here are some past session examples: 2021 Sessions

What responsibilities do session organizers have?

Session organizers serve as the primary contact for session proposals and will work with the We Give Summit committee, if accepted, to ensure the successful and timely planning of the session. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Submit a session proposal using the online form

  • Coordinate and confirm session speakers

  • Ensure that all deadlines and requirements for the session planning and execution, as defined by the organizing committee, are met

  • Attend an hour-long session orientation to review and troubleshoot production with speakers a week prior to the date of the session

  • Promote session with provided marketing materials

Is the information I enter on my proposal final?

No. Once your application is reviewed, the We Give Summit team will be in touch to discuss next steps. At this time, you can discuss any changes you’d like to see before your session is finalized.

Additionally, the We Give Summit team may propose modifications to your session, including recommending speakers and requesting multiple organizers collaborate.

When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?

Be on the lookout for an email from the We Give Summit team on or after January 31, 2022.

I still have questions!

If you need further assistance, please contact us at WeGiveSummit@PhilanthropyTogether.org.