Conference in Chicago

Region to Region: AFN Peer Learning Exchange

Join Asset Funders Network members on October 29-30, 2020 to learn how your funder peers are addressing economic security, equity, and opportunity through locally-driven solutions. This collegial learning event features in-depth discussions about capacity building for asset building, shifting narratives, collaboration, and navigating local to national strategies.

Together, we will:

– Learn from and with colleagues

– Exchange ideas and best practices

– Share promising local and regional models

– Assess local challenges and opportunities

– Expand your peer network


Who should attend?

AFN regional members and non-member grantmakers interested in locally-driven strategies to address economic security, equity, and opportunity.


What is the cost to attend?

This meeting and networking dinner is FREE for AFN Members. There is a $75 registration fee for eligible grantmakers who are not currently AFN Members. If you’re not sure if you are a member or would like to join now, please contact AFN’s Director of Membership Kristin Rennels (


Agenda (in development)

Day 1 – October 29, 2020

4:00 p.m. – Registration and Networking

4:30 p.m. – Speed Dating and Getting to Know AFN Regions

6:30 p.m. – Group Dinner (dinner included in registration)

Day 2 – October 30, 2020

8:30 a.m. – Registration, Networking & Coffee

9:15 a.m. – Capacity Building for Asset Building

10:25 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Narrative Shift

12:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Collaboration, Coordination, and Change

1:40 p.m. – National to Regional and Regional to National Strategies

2:45 p.m. – Event Concludes. All participants are invited to join a coffee/networking hour immediately following the program.

4:00 p.m. – Reception Concludes


By members for members

This meeting is made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase.


Nearby recommended hotels are Hyatt Centric, The Palmer House, The Residence Inn, and The Hampton Inn.


Planning Committee

Alexandra Bastien, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Cat Martin, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ashley McIver, Communities Foundation of Texas