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Events Calendar 2022-23 

Join us in exploring how to build new forms of connection and solidarity

We want to hold space for you and all of us to be present to one another, share ideas and inspiration, and promote new collective action.

Participation in some of these events, both online and in-person, is by invitation only or limited to members of special Synergos networks (such as the Global Philanthropists Circle); contact your Synergos relationship manager or collaborate@synergos.org for more information.

 

Synergos Collaborative Communities:


SPIRITUAL CIVILIZATION
Explore ways philanthropists can increase consciousness of the ideals and practices in society that work for the greater good, nurturing practices to increase spiritual consciousness and linking these values to your philanthropic work.

 


SHIFTING THE FOOD SYSTEM
Focusing on food as a tool for social and environmental change, aim to deepen engagement and make a larger contribution to the field through investment, collaboration, social action & leadership in regenerative agriculture.

 


COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR THE AMAZON
Comprised of “new” and “now” generation members, with partner Conexsus, this community initiates impact the Amazon by protecting the rainforest through a “standing forest economy” approach, while supporting, exchanging & learning.


GLOBAL DIALOGUE INITIATIVE
A collaboration between philanthropists, civil society leaders & organisations, passionate about sharing dialogue best practices and a belief that, only through dialogue can we build a harmonious world, free of conflict and division.

 


CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
A community of Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) members passionate about action on climate change. Members come together to consider how philanthropy can take the collective action required to achieve scale and impact in the field.

 


NEXT GENERATION
Supporting deeper engagement between younger philanthropists within the GPC, as well as those representing the 2nd or 3rd generation in their family’s philanthropic journey, with the goal of transforming ideas into actionable philanthropy.

DECEMBER 2022

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, December 6
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality, where leaders in philanthropy discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. This meeting provides a space for peer learning and exchange, to identify areas of collaboration and nurture our personal journeys through a group practice.

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
Virtual Session, December 7
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Synergos LatAm Gathering
São Paulo, Brazil, December 8-9
Join members of the Global Philanthropists Circle and Synergos specials guests in São Paulo, Brazil for two days of deep discussions centered around the next generation and the future of philanthropy in light of challenges throughout Latin America.

JANUARY 2023

Network Visit to Mexico
Mexico City & Monterrey, Mexico, January 10-13
Join Peggy Dulany for an exciting journey that will take us to Mexico City and Monterrey. The trip will include site visits and discussions with Mexican GPC members, Synergos Senior Fellows, and other thought leaders in business, government, and civil society. GPC members will have the opportunity to explore the country’s emerging philanthropic sector and its innovative development initiatives.

Spirit of Giving: Conversation & Dinner
Mumbai, India, January 30
Global philanthropists are invited to a GPC Conversation & Dinner in Mumbai with Peggy Dulany. Participants will come together to examine the spirit of giving - how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. REGISTER HERE

Ecology of the Heart
Govardhan Eco-Village, India, January 31
Join Peggy Dulany, Shifting the Food System Collaborative Community members and leading philanthropists for this one-day event at Govardhan Eco-Village to see on-the-ground projects showcasing sustainable living (organic farming, livestock development, indigenous seed conservation) and a replica of one of the holiest villages in India. We will examine topics such as: the intersection of spirituality & sustainability, and our symbiotic relationship with nature.

FEBRUARY 2023

Network Visit to India
Bangalore & Mumbai, India, February 1-3
Join Peggy Dulany for an exciting journey that will take us to Bangalore and Mumbai. The trip will include site visits and discussions with Indian GPC members, Synergos Senior Fellows, and other thought leaders in business, government, and civil society. GPC members will have the opportunity to explore the country’s emerging philanthropic sector and its innovative development initiatives. MORE INFO

Becoming a Heart-Centered Leader
Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 9-11
Join Peggy Dulany and leading philanthropists for this special gathering, hosted by Synergos network members Mark Chen and Yangjin Lamu, at their retreat center in Chiang Mai. Participants will step outside of their daily routine and environment, providing space to clarify and sharpen individual life purpose. This event is designed to enable participants to approach their lives and social engagement in the world with greater joy and clarity. Participants will learn how to apply the Synergos Bridging Leadership approach, opening a space to become more self-aware, develop and enhance the capacity to think systemically, and facilitate and take part in inclusive partnerships. MORE INFO

GPC Dinner: Northern California
San Francisco, California, February TBD
Join GPC members for networking and dinner in San Francisco. Members will have the opportunity to discuss their philanthropic work and help shape future GPC activities. The dinner will be the kick-off for an active year of programs for members from Northern California and beyond.

MARCH 2023

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, March 14
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality, where leaders in philanthropy discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. This meeting provides a space for peer learning and exchange, to identify areas of collaboration and nurture our personal journeys through a group practice.

GPC Member Spring Dinner - New York
New York City, New York, March TBD
Gather with fellow members for a discussion over dinner. This event will be an informal gathering of members of our network to talk about their philanthropic interests, exchange ideas and experiences and deepen relationships with each other.

Bridging Leadership Workshop
London, United Kingdom, March TBD
Bridging Leadership is a style of leadership practiced by individuals and organizations that is effective for building trust and collaboration among diverse stakeholders to address systemic challenges. It requires inner work to increase self-awareness, skills for social issue analysis such as systems thinking, and a high capacity for collaboration. The Bridging Leadership Workshop is for philanthropists and social investors to learn how to embrace systems change, bridge gaps, and collaborate with multi-sector stakeholders including government, private sector and civil society in order to tackle complex and systematic social inequalities.

MAY 2023

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards Gala
Guastavinos, Manhattan, New York, May 9
Join us for an evening of inspiration about how we can create positive change by deepening trust, strengthening collaboration, and releasing the energy and ideas of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. At the event, we will honor outstanding global leaders. GPC Membership provides each member family with two tickets to this event. To purchase additional tickets or sponsor the event, contact your Synergos Philanthropy Partner.

Synergos Global Gathering: GPC Annual Members Meeting
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan, New York, May 10
Join your fellow GPC members, guests and Synergos friends for our annual landmark event that brings together our community. This year, as Synergos aims to drive forward our members taking action through collaborating as a community, our Gathering will focus on “Shaping the Future of Philanthropy Together”, and platform discussions on: the changing landscape of philanthropy, how we can shift the balance of power and influence emerging markets to develop their own path forward, engaging deeply with proximate leaders, and giving space for participants to share stories and inspire each other.

Synergos Global Gathering: Spiritual Civilization Meeting
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Tarrytown, New York, May 11
This gathering brings together philanthropic leaders who are active and interested in what can be done to increase consciousness in society of the ideals that drive members of society to help each other and work towards the greater good. We will be examining themes like love and our interconnectedness.

Synergos Global Gathering: Montana Retreat Reunion
Peggy Dulany's Residence, Tarrytown, New York, May 11-12
Past Montana Retreat participants are invited to come together to refocus, reconnect, and recommit to their retreat experience at our Reunion. The program is a part of our Synergos Global Gathering Week, and will include guided time together, small groups breakouts, time spent in nature, and participant networking (by year of retreat attendance).

JUNE 2023

Funders of Mindfulness & Spirituality Reunion Gathering
Scotts Valley, California, June TBD
This gathering is for participants of the past Mindfulness and Spirituality Retreat and members of the Spiritual Civilization Collaborative Community. Participants will gather to further connect with each other and explore how to build on their experiences in increasing their effectiveness as human beings -- in their work, relationships, and philanthropy.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

November 2022

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
November 3

 

October 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
October 26

Synergos Europe Gathering
October 23-25

Food Systems Collaborative Community Meeting
October 18

Celebrating 35 Years of Impact
October 12

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
October 11

Shining the Light on End-of-Life Matters
Workshop 1: Reimagining the End-of-Life Experience
October 6

 

September 2022

On Belonging: A Conversation on Inclusion
September 27

Philanthropy in Times of Great Political Divides in LatAm
September 23

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
September 22

Montana Retreat at J Bar L Ranch
September 11-18

Synergos Spiritual Civilization Gathering
September 12

GPC Dinner Conversation on The Future of Philanthropy
September 13

 

August 2022

Lessons from the Amazon: Moving Beyond Conventional Philanthropy
August 23 With Matt Portman & Danielle Rappaport, Amazon Investor Coalition

 

June 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
June 29

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
June 27

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting & Retreat
June 15

Spirituality & Science Retreat, Human Flourishing: A Journey
June 12-15 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

GPC @ Wellbeing Summit - Bilbao
June 3

 

May 2022

Collective Action for the Amazon Community Meeting
May 20

Montana Retreat Reunion
May 12-13

Spiritual Civilization Meeting
May 12

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
May 11

GPC Annual Members Meeting
May 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
March 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer