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CEP Events

Our virtual and in-person programming features CEP’s rigorous research and the latest insights and trends in philanthropy. Join us at an upcoming event or book a CEP speaker for your next event!

Featured Event

CEP 2025

November 3-5, 2025 | Los Angeles, CA

CEP’s biennial conference brings together senior foundation leaders, program officers, trustees, philanthropic advisors, and major donors from across the U.S. and the world to engage with the most pressing issues in philanthropy. Join us in Los Angeles in 2025!

CMF 52nd Annual Conference

Our community of philanthropy will come together this fall for the CMF 52nd Annual Conference - a gathering for creating new and deepened connections, engaging in shared learning and advancing […]

Philanthropy Northwest 2024 Conference

Philanthropy Northwest is a regional philanthropic organization committed to a future of equity and racial justice for all, grounded in the power of collective possibility. Our PNW24 conference is an […]

Exponent Philanthropy 2024 Annual Conference

The Exponent Philanthropy Conference is your exclusive opportunity to connect, recharge, and revolutionize your giving. This is NOT your typical, impersonal donor summit. It’s a dynamic and intimate gathering designed […]

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CEP Speakers

Staff at CEP are available to speak on a variety of topics such as the latest findings from CEP’s research, current giving trends, effective giving, and the vital role of the nonprofit sector in a moment when a strong sector is needed more than ever.

Phil Buchanan

CEP President

Elisha Smith Arrillaga

CEP Vice President, Research

Kevin Bolduc

Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services

Grace Nicolette

Vice President, Programming and External Relations

Austin Long

Senior Director, Assessment and Advisory Services

Jennifer de Forest

Interim Vice President, YouthTruth

Jimmy Simpson, Jr.

Director of Partnerships, YouthTruth

Past Events

CEP 2023 Plenary Sessions

Revisit main stage highlights from CEP’s recent conference with recordings of the plenary sessions.