The Giving Institute hosts a number of events, conferences, and webinars in the United States, internationally and even virtually. Through our events, you can not only gain education and knowledge, but you can also network and meet with executives from other firms who are influencing the philanthropic sector today.

Summer Symposium

Summer Symposium is The Giving Institute's premier annual event, bringing members together from across the United States to learn, share, and network. The event originated in 1992 as the Summer Institute and has continued annually ever since, now known as the Summer Symposium. Learn more or view past Summer Symposium resources (members only).

Board Meetings

Twice a year, the boards of directors of The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation meet for education and governance meetings. All member organizations of The Giving Institute are invited to attend. View upcoming board meetings.

Gurin Forum

These periodic forums, honoring the late Maurice Gilbert Gurin, are designed to stimulate dialogue, debate, research, and education. Learn more or view past Gurin Forum resources (members only).


GI Members enjoy webinars throughout the year as well as access to past webinar recordings and presentations. Learn more or view past webinars (members only).

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