IGS 2020

June 3-4, 2020 | New York City

Launched in 2015, the International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) aimed to fill a gap in the sector by offering trainings specifically tailored to the needs of professionals dedicated to advancing international philanthropy.

Now in its sixth year, the IGS has become the preeminent forum for our fellow practitioners, corporate foundation colleagues, advisors, and attorneys to come together and learn about the latest rules and regulations governing cross-border giving. We focus on rules in the US, as well as country laws impacting the ability of foreign nonprofits to receive funding from outside of their country’s borders.

And we don’t stop there. At the IGS, we take a close look at how these rules are applied in practice and how they interact with the current trends affecting philanthropy, such as the closing space for civil society. While we discuss the challenges of cross-border philanthropy,  we also share best practices that enable us to provide support where it is needed most.

This year, we are excited to partner with the United Nations Development Programme, which works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. With an alumni of more than 135 delegates and 75 speakers representing 114 leading organizations, the IGS is a one-of-a-kind learning experience with two full days of engaging workshops and presentations.

Why Participate?

The Symposium conveys the most up-to-date information about international grantmaking, while creating a space for debate and discussion about how legal, political, social, and economic developments across the world impact philanthropic giving. With each session led by experts in their respective fields, participants will be able to connect with thought leaders and practitioners from top organizations in philanthropy.


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