Call For Conference Proposals For the 2024 Annual Conference

Call for 2024 Annual Conference Proposals

During our 2024 Annual Conference, Philanthropy West Virginia wants to highlight our members’ innovative and important work and provide an opportunity to share, learn, and collaborate with your peer funders. We encourage Philanthropy WV members to submit a session proposal to help shape the content of this year’s conference programs!

To submit a proposal, fill out the application form below by April 12. 2024.

Sessions are 60 minutes and should include time for Q&A.

Types of Sessions

Panel: 3- 4 presenters that are part of a moderated panel discussion.
Workshop: participants work together in an interactive session to facilitate peer discussion.
Single Presenter: If you don’t need 60 minutes, still submit a proposal with an acknowledgment that Philanthropy WV may group you with other presenters on similar topics.
Roundtable: designed around a specific theme, highly interactive with the audience, and address a central question from a variety of angles before opening to the audience.

Selection Criteria 

Relevant: Does the proposed session advance our thinking about critical and timely issues in philanthropy through thoughtful reflection and candid conversations?
Diverse Perspectives: Does the proposed session offer diverse perspectives, voices, and viewpoints and apply to a diverse community of grantmakers
Capacity Building: Does the proposed session offer actionable items, skills, knowledge and resources that participants can implement into their own to advance personal and organizational goals?
Lived Experience: Does the proposed session elevate grantee/nonprofit leaders’ voices & daily experiences? Is it designed to allow attendees to hear from and interact with their funder peers (features grantmakers and/or grantees who can speak from their own experiences)?
Value Aligned: Does the proposed session align with one or more of Philanthropy West Virginia’s values of leadership, collaboration, inclusion, lifelong learning, integrity, and advancing WV? 


Presenters will be notified May13th 2024 if the proposal is accepted.


Presenters will be rewarded an honorarium for their contributions.

If you are not able to present and have a recommendation, please send your suggestion to