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41 Must-Attend Social Impact Events in Philly This Year

At the top of the month, Generocity asked the leadership of the nonprofit sector to share their upcoming symposiums, conferences, fundraisers and trademark events with us. They received more than 40 submissions and compiled the submissions into an easy-to-navigate roundup of the year’s impactful initiatives that you should consider attending.

Among these is Philadelphia Reentry Coalition's Reentry Month Awards Celebration, set to take place during the first week of the month of June. Stay tuned for more details about the celebration moving forward!

Is your organization’s mission aligned with an event’s programming? Consider reaching out to collaborate or sponsor.

Could your employees or colleagues benefit from one of the conferences or symposia? Think of making that opportunity for professional development available to them.

Is there something you’ve always considered learning about or exploring more in-depth? Give yourself permission to check out some new and interesting opportunities.

Their hope is that this list showcases the range of events happening across the sector in Philadelphia, and that it will be of use to organizations and individual nonprofit pros alike.


  • Wednesday, February 26: Join the Sustainable Business Network, Green Building United, and the Philadelphia Energy Authority at Introduction to C-PACE for an overview of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program in Philadelphia. Review details of the financing program including eligible energy conservation, renewable energy, and stormwater management projects.

  • Friday, February 28: The 2020 PHENND Conference is an annual gathering for practitioners of campus-community partnership. The theme this year is housing.


  • Sunday, March 8: REI, Natural Lands, and Well By Nature are hosting an International Women’s Day celebration. Enjoy the beauty of ChesLen Preserve while engaging in hikes, yoga, gear-testing demonstrations and more.

  • Thursday, March 12: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has organized Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace. This workshop will explore best practices for recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse candidates as well as how to actively create an inclusive work environment.

  • Wednesday, March 18: Celebrate National Small Business Development Temple Small Business Development Center at Funding Forum and get a chance to connect with the right lender for your stage of business.

  • Thursday, March 19: Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha is conducting an Education Speakers Series featuring Sonia Manzano. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, APM has launched a four-part speaker series bringing together thought leaders, experts and activists to discuss issues that are central to the social services organization. The second part of the series will feature actress and author, Sonia Manzano, known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 to 2015.

  • Friday, March 20: Covenant House Pennsylvania is organizing Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition. This is peer-to-peer fundraising event where the attendees give up their bed for the night to raise funds and awareness for the plight of homeless youth in the city.

  • Thursday, March 26:

​Episcopal Community Services is celebrating 150 years of working together. Join them at this celebration recognizing the impact made by their community.

At Better Gardens, Better Soil, Stroud Water Research Center will teach attendees productive gardening skills like how to spend less time weeding and ways to improve water quality.

Tech in the Commons: Podcasting 101 for Nonprofits, the first 2020 session of the series offered by Generocity in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, will focus on podcast development for nonprofit professionals and leaders. Founder of, Molly Beck, will teach you how to plan, create and grow your new podcast, while seamlessly integrating audio into your organization’s content strategy.

  • Saturday, March 30 – 31: The Philadelphia Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020 is dedicated to the exchange of insights and concepts about diversity, inclusion and equity best practices. The goal of this event is to provide a learning forum focused on diverse and inclusive strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility, create fair treatment, access and advancement for all eliminating barriers. Learn more here.

  • Tuesday, March 31: Montgomery County Defenders will have a film screening and discussion titled, PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School examining the educational, judicial and societal inequalities that Black girls face in the Unites States.

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