Attendee Center

Thanks for stopping by! Start by reviewing these frequently asked questions and, if you have a question that isn’t answered here, please reach out to our team. We’re here to help.

PEAK2020 is Cancelled

On March 4, 2020, PEAK Grantmaking’s Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak – a decision based wholly on ensuring the health and safety of attendees, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, hotel workers, and the communities to which each would have been returning. 

Read this update from our Board Co-Chairs

We have been reaching out to all registrants by email with situation updates and information about registration fees. Review our PEAK2020 Cancellation: Registration Fee Policy, and contact the team at with any questions.

PEAK2020 Conference App

The PEAK2020 Conference App is now live!  The conference app has the latest and greatest information about PEAK2020. 

PEAK2020 Conference Program Guide


We’re so excited for PEAK2020 and we hope you are too! Check out the latest edition of the on-site guide for the most recent details!

The Cost to Attend

Your conference registration fee covers all sessions from March 9-11, 2020, plus events and meals, as detailed in the schedule. You can add on pre-con workshops for an additional fee. Plus: a special post-con workshop is complimentary and exclusive to Organization Members and Regional Chapter Officers on a first-come basis.

Conference Registration Fee
  Early-bird ends
Jan. 17
Jan 18 – Feb 28
Last Call
Feb. 29 – March 11
Organization Member $875 $980 $1,030
Consultant Member $875 $980 $1,030
Individual Member $1,000 $1,105 $1,160
Non-member $1,160 $1,265 $1,370
Full-day Pre-Con Workshop Fee
Organization Member $250
Individual Member $270
Non-member $300
Half-day Pre-Con Workshop Fee
Organization Member $175
Individual Member $200
Non-member $250


What are my options now that PEAK2020 has been cancelled?

Review our PEAK2020 Cancellation: Registration Fee Policy, and contact the team at with any questions.

What is the meaning of PEAK2020’s "Courage in Practice" conference theme?

This year, we launched an initiative to help transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking - the Principles for Peak Grantmaking. Through conversations with members you’ve helped us understand your aspirations and challenges in implementing equitable, effective, and efficient grantmaking practices. And we’ve been struck by your depth of commitment to this work. It is not enough to simply know or understand what grantmaking practice in support of equity looks like: we must also have the courage and the fortitude to live our values and approach change management, organizational culture, and complex grantmaking systems to enact this change.

Read and learn more about PEAK2020’s Courage in Practice conference theme.

How do I make the case to attend to my organization?

Attending PEAK2020: Courage in Practice helps grantmakers not only hit professional development goals for themselves, it also provides an opportunity for attendees to obtain valuable knowledge and practices back to their organizations.

For more information on how to make the case, click here.

Are there scholarships available?

PEAK Grantmaking recognizes that not everyone can afford to attend professional development opportunities. This is a way that we try to eliminate that barrier for those that would like to attend our annual conference. If you are selected to receive a registration scholarship please keep in mind that the scholarship only covers your conference registration. You would be financially responsible for all other costs (e.g. airfare, hotel, incidentals, etc.)

To learn more click here.

What is your cancellation/substitution policy?

Cancellation requests received by February 14, 2020 will receive a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be granted. If you need to cancel your conference registration or transfer it to a colleague, please contact our PEAK2020 team at

Who should attend? 

PEAK2020 is the premier event for grants management professionals focused on the “how” of grantmaking, representing all career levels, and the breadth of philanthropic organizations.

What can I expect? 

Three days of intensive learning and networking opportunities for all types of funding organizations––featuring three keynotes, two-and-a-half days of sessions organized around five learning tracks, and numerous networking opportunities.

This year, we’re also introducing specific offerings for small foundations and corporate grantmakers. We also offer pre-con workshops and an expo hall that allows attendees to learn about the latest solutions available in the field.

How can I get a discount on my registration? 

Organization, Consultant and Individual Members benefit from discounted rates.

How do I join PEAK Grantmaking?

Start with Individual Membership, which is complimentary to all grantmaking professionals. Join now to receive the discounted registration fee for PEAK2020. And, as a member, you’ll also qualify to participate in our COONECT online community, receive access to member-exclusive resources, and much more. Learn about the benefits >

How can my organization become a PEAK2020 sponsor or exhibitor?

Thanks for your interest in helping support this event. To learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please visit our Sponsor & Exhibitor Center

Where can I find information about this year’s venue and hotel?

PEAK2020 will be held in the Hyatt Regency Seattle, in the heart of downtown. For hotel rates and room reservations, click here. Please note that PEAK Grantmaking has not contracted with any outside vendors to secure hotel reservations and will not contact you to make a hotel reservation. If you are contacted by any person or company offering to assist you in making a reservation, please know that these individuals are scammers and do not represent PEAK Grantmaking or our conference.

When will the conference app be available?

The PEAK2020 conference app will be available in February 2020. It is The Place to plan your conference experience as the event approaches and in Seattle!

Are certifications offered for any of the workshops?

Attendees of the pre-con workshop, Grants Management 101, will receive a certificate of completion. Attendees will also be able to access the digital version of the course online via our learning platform, Learn.

Can I reserve a seat for any of the general sessions?

We do not reserve seating for our general conference sessions. In the past, some sessions were standing room only, so we encourage our attendees to arrive early to their preferred sessions to ensure they can attend.

Will I receive copies of session presentation materials?

Session presentations and additional materials provided by presenters will be available for download via the PEAK2020 conference app.

What should I wear during the event?

The general attire for the event is business casual.

How do I attend the post-conference workshop?

The post conference workshop is reserved for organization members and select invited individuals. If you are an organization member interested in attending this event, please contact once you've completed your registration.

Will you have a nursing room?

Designated nursing spaces, as well as refrigerators, will be available on site.

What is the photo/video/media policy for the event? 

By joining us, you consent to be photographed, videoed, or recorded, and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any photographs, video, and audio recordings that may be used in news, promotional materials, websites, social media, or any other medium by PEAK Grantmaking.

How can I help promote the conference?

Excited about #PEAK2020? Share it on social and invite your philanthro-friends to join you! Print out one of our cool signs to show off. And be sure to tag #PEAK2020, so we can like and retweet!

Other questions?

Please reach out to our team at