Reasons to Attend

Make connections with like minded professionals
Small, intimate setting with key Greater Giving stakeholders
Engaging roundtable discussions on the future direction of fundraising
In-depth discussions on how Greater Giving can better meet your needs

Marti Jacobs Profile“It’s a space where you can learn about the product, weigh in on what can be done better, and take away some tips.”

Marti, Catholic Charities of Oregon

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The Thought Leadership Summit is two packed days of networking, discussions, and powerful training.

Don't just take our word for it, hear what last year's attendees have to say.


Summit Schedule

The Thought Leadership Summit schedule for 2019 is still being finalized, but here’s a sneak peak at what to expect.

Thursday, September 12th—Cerulean Wine Bar

4:00-6:00 pm
Check-in, Revenue Enhancer Demos, Networking
6:00-7:00 pm
7:00-8:00 pm
Small Group Discussions

Session topics will include (final list TBA)...

  • Types of Events: Standards and Diversification
  • Connections that Last: Storytelling on Event Night
  • Streamlining Event Day: Best Practices from our Experts

Friday, September 13th—The Sentinel Hotel

7:30-8:00 am
Breakfast, Welcome
8:00-12:00 pm
Morning Sessions
12:00-1:00 pm
1:00-4:30 pm
Afternoon Sessions
4:30-6:30 pm
Happy Hour Reception


  • Greater Giving Product Development and Management Updates
  • Show Me the Data! What are the numbers telling us?

We will also have members of our Customer Support team on-site both days to answer any questions you may have.

Sarah Bolotte Profile“You’re able to talk to other professionals; like minded individuals who also do unique nonprofit work”

Sarah, Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Call for Speakers

Enjoy sharing your knowledge?

Apply to speak in a session and Greater Giving will select two attendees from applicants.

Thought Leadership Summit Sponsors

TLS Sponsor Global Payments, Inc.
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TLS Sponsor Winspire
TLS Sponsor Swaim Strategies
TLS Sponsor Streamline Support


The Sentinel Hotel
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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Thought Leadership Summit

Connecting remarkable fundraisers to
collaborate, learn, and become inspired.

$199 Per Attendee


Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th in Portland, Oregon.

The event is open to all current Greater Giving clients looking to learn more about fundraising trends, advance their skills, and share their knowledge and feedback. In order to ensure that ticket holders are current Greater Giving clients, you will need to provide us with your organization name during the pre-screening process.

Each organization may send up to two attendees. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations to attend the event.

In 2014, Greater Giving leaders, inspired by the creativity and passion of our nonprofit clients, decided to host a one-day session in Portland focusing on the future of fundraising. There were lively roundtable discussions, networking, and sharing between all in attendance. Each summer the event has been a highlight for the Greater Giving team, bringing in clients, facilitating discussions, and making strong connections.

Due to the exclusive, small group nature of this event, we will only be accommodating 40 client attendees. During the summit you will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Greater Giving team and some of our industry partners.

The summit will cover a variety of subjects focused on nonprofit fundraising in addition to covering Greater Giving best practices and tips. More importantly, the Thought Leadership Summit is an opportunity to connect, discuss, and learn more about fundraising.

Ticket price includes all meals during the conference, two-days of conference learning, engaging guest speakers and an interaction with key Greater Giving team members.

Still have questions? Reach out via email or give us a call 503-597-0583