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Sponsor the 2023 PowerUP! Baltimore  National Conference: The Spark Igniting Collaboration!

November 5-7, 2023
The Four Seasons Baltimore
Early Bird Registration Opens May 1, 2023

“PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration” is a 3-Day Conference of Leaders in Women’s Collective Giving

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: Collaborate, Communicate, Change

“PowerUP! Baltimore 2023: The Spark Igniting Collaboration”, is Philanos’ national Conference for visionaries who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities.  Regional giving circles and networks of philanthropic organizations have joined forces to collaboratively host this event. Breakout sessions will address best practices for innovative, inspiring, and inclusive collective giving as well as trends that affect philanthropic initiatives.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: Inform, Influence, Include

At PowerUP! Baltimore 2023, we will explore new ways of thinking about collective giving, of increasing effective responses to community needs, and of fostering systemic change. In sharing best practices gleaned across the Philanos network, we will inform women and all who identify as women how to efficiently establish, run and scale a giving circle.


  • Reach 18,000+ members across 80+ affiliates who have invested $200M+ in grants in their communities.
  • Share the stage with renowned speakers on issues of collaboration, equity, strategic philanthropy, women’s leadership, and social impact.
  • Help showcase women’s philanthropic leadership behind the extensive social changes funded by collective giving.
  • Participants include over 400 leaders of women’s collective giving organizations across the US. and abroad, strategic partners, sponsors, speakers, philanthropic organizations, local nonprofit organizations, and the media.
  • There are speaking and attendee engagement opportunities with nationally recognized speakers, breakout sessions, social events, and more.
  • Sponsors can connect directly with over 400 Conference attendees and through the Conference app. With social media, nearly 18,000 others will read about the Conference.
  • Support over 400 female philanthropic leaders as they learn and discuss the power of collective giving to spark community change.

Why Sponsor PowerUP! Baltimore 2023: The Spark Igniting Collaboration

It’s Good for the Women’s Collective Giving Movement

  • Philanos supports the creation, development and expansion of the collective giving movement through a national presence and voice.
  • Philanos provides resources, learning, and connection through webinars, national conferences, virtual discussion groups, and its website and communications tools.
  • Conference attendees learn about best practices and innovative solutions their organizations can employ to benefit their communities.

It’s Good for You

  • Reach more than 18,000 influential women from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and around the country.
  • Business leaders, educators, attorneys, public officials, philanthropists, community volunteers and more are expected to attend this national gathering.
  • Build rapport with customers and prospects by your support on behalf of giving circles for thousands of local community nonprofits and their work.
Contact: Philanos Chair Susan Benford for further information: 


The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, MD (WGC) is proud to Host the Philanos PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 National Conference! In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Collaboration", the WGC is co-hosting with numerous giving circles and networks in the Greater Baltimore-Washington region, including Philanos Affiliates and partner organizations: Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT), Baltimore Women's Giving Circle (BWGC), DMV Collective Giving NetworkGiving Together, Inc. Montgomery County, Many Hands DCMaryland Philanthropy Network (MPN), and the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County (WGCHC). 

    • Learn more about the PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 Conference Hosts, here
    • Learn more about PowerUP! Baltimore Sponsorship Opportunities here.

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