In May 2020, our first virtual annual conference brought more than a thousand grants management professionals together for a series of learning and networking events based on the theme of Courage in Practice – featuring three keynotes and 14 breakout sessions, plus chapter meetings and a virtual expo.
The monthlong program – now available on demand – was open to the many PEAK2020 conference registrants who generously supported us by forgoing registration refunds, along with all PEAK’s Organization Members.
We welcomed the broader grantmaking community to attend the kickoff event, combining PEAK’s annual meeting with some virtual networking fun; to join regional colleagues for virtual chapter meetings; and to connect with exhibitors in the Virtual Expo.
We offer heartfelt thanks to our conference sponsors, the 19 foundations and companies standing by us to provide generous and unwavering support as we transitioned to an online event.
Following up our monthlong virtual conference in May 2020, you can now access recordings, slides, and handouts from the three keynotes and 12 breakout sessions. PEAK Organization Members and PEAK2020 registrants have complimentary access, and materials are available for a fee to others. Instructions were emailed to invitees in early June. If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Equity for Native Communities Through Collaboration
Sponsored by The Helmsley Charitable Trust
Jen Bokoff, Candid
Carly Bad Heart Bull, Native Ways Federation
Tim Fox, Calgary Foundation
All 14 of PEAK Grantmaking’s chapters hosted meetings, providing a virtual space for learning and networking with regional grants management colleagues, and all were open to the community.
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PEAK2020 Online FAQs
Who can register for PEAK2020 Online program?
All are welcome to attend our annual meeting+kickoff event and join chapter meetings. However, registration for the keynotes and breakouts is exclusive to PEAK Grantmaking Organization members AND all PEAK2020 registrants who did not request a refund.
Everyone who is eligible to attend these sessions will receive a coupon code in their invitation email to register for all events in the PEAK2020 Online program, including keynotes and breakouts. If you are eligible, but did not receive an invitation, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m not an Organization Member or PEAK2020 Seattle registrant. Can I register for PEAK2020 Online?
Do I have to register for the sessions I want to attend?
Yes, please! In order for us to anticipate our technology needs, we ask that you fill out a quick form to reserve your place for keynotes, breakouts, and chapter meetings, and the annual meeting+kickoff. This registration will also give you access to the login information you’ll need to join the event.
Will the PEAK2020 Online sessions be available post-conference?
Yes, sessions will be recorded and posted on-demand in the weeks after the virtual conference.
Will PEAK2020 Online offer me networking opportunities?
Yes, at the conclusion of our May 5 annual meeting, all of the chapter meetings, and the May 27 breakout roundtables, we will provide opportunities to network with your peers. Some sessions will also contain interactive components that pair you up with colleagues for group discussion.
How will PEAK2020 Online work?
We will be using Zoom to host all of our sessions. We have enabled all sessions so that you can enter via the Zoom app or via your browser. Please note, however, that the browser option has limited capabilities for interaction.
Once you register for an event, you will receive a confirmation with the login information. Be sure to save this invite to your calendar, so you’ll have the link at the ready when the time for your session comes.