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Published February 1, 2023 Reading Time: 4 minutes

There was no better feeling than bringing the social sector back together in-person last year for our Collaborative event series. Today, we announce our return to Philadelphia for Collaborative by Classy on June 7-8, 2023.

We’ll detail everything you need to know as a first-time or returning attendee and the brand-new details that will make the 2023 experience even more memorable (if that’s possible!).

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Collaborative 2023: The Full Experience

What is Collaborative by Classy?

Collaborative by Classy brings together forward-thinking nonprofit professionals and social sector experts for a two-day experience. Together with the brightest minds and best fundraisers in the industry, we uncover the ideas that will propel our sector forward and unlock the world’s generosity.

In 2022, we hosted over 293 organizations live in Philly. The hype was real about how valuable it was for nonprofit leaders and changemakers to reunite in person and build relationships lasting far beyond the closing remarks.

Our team left feeling reenergized and got to planning the 2023 event right away. We’re so happy to announce that registration is officially open to all.

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The Conversations

Join us June 7-8, 2023 live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the rare opportunity to step outside the day-to-day and meaningfully engage with other nonprofit leaders. Embrace the opportunity to share your goals and challenges to continuously adapt to the ever-changing giving landscape and collectively brainstorm ways to evolve to meet growing demand. Collaborative is your community.

It’s the place where the most forward-thinking, inventive nonprofit leaders assemble for intentional learning experiences that leave them ready to raise more for their missions and ultimately do more good in the world.

The event series is known for hosting a diverse group of experts, such as:

  • Anna Rathmann, Executive Director at the Jane Goodall Institute USA
  • Abby Maxman, President of Oxfam America
  • Becky Morphis, Vice President of Thought Leadership at Fidelity Charitable
  • Reshma Saujani, Leading Activist & Founder of Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms
  • Benjamin Lloyd Crump, Esquire, Founder, and Principal Owner, Ben Crump Law
  • Joan Garry, Principal and Founder of Joan Garry Consulting and Nonprofit Leadership Lab

Collaborative is more than your average conference. It’s where a lifelong network of the sharpest and most innovative minds in the industry become a powerhouse community, united in the mission to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

The event series begins with the marquee event in June and continues with year-round opportunities to connect with fellow nonprofit leaders. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage in timely conversations about the latest industry trends, priorities, and relevant events.

Don’t Miss an Update: Sign up for updates on all things Collaborative.

The Venues

Collaborative by Classy 2023 will be returning to the Fishtown neighborhood. We’ve incorporated Philly’s vibrant culinary, art, and music trends to mark the occasion in style.

Check out a few of the live event spaces you’ll experience this year:

The Fillmore


Punch Line


Brooklyn Bowl


Travel and Accommodations

How does staying in the nation’s first modern skyscraper sound to you? Book a room at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, within walking distance of the city’s best sightseeing spots, restaurants, and bars.

We’ll offer a complimentary shuttle once you’re there to get you to our venues on time and without worry.

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What’s New in 2023

You already know we’re passionate about making this year the best experience yet, so here’s a first glimpse at what’s in store to uplevel Collaborative by Classy for 2023 attendees:

Two Conference Days: Enjoy timely discussions about the latest fundraising and technology trends streamlined into two impactful days. We encourage all attendees to take advantage of the ample networking opportunities to build connections and expand their circle.

An Additional Venue: Get yet another unique space to connect at the Brooklyn Bowl, located on the same block as the Fillmore and Punch Line (No stuffy conference halls here!)

New Hotel for Attendees: Complete the experience with a center city-located hotel to rest and regroup between events or keep the conversations going over a workout or spa date

Collaborative Block Party: We couldn’t kick off the experience without a welcome party that truly makes a statement. Celebrate with us as Collaborative by Classy takes over the block with plenty of networking, entertainment, and experiential learning opportunities at your fingertips

Classy Awards Winner Announcement: Celebrate the impact of the social sector and be the first to find out who the 2023 winners are before they’re announced widely

You can’t beat the networking and the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with people in a way that’s so much less stilted than it is online. We all love virtual events, myself included, but it’s so great to be able to bond with people over a cup of coffee and have these kinds of short impromptu meetings in between sessions. I’ve met so many people who I admire in the industry that I just happened to run into standing in line, waiting to get lunch, and that just wouldn’t happen in the virtual space.

Taylor Hebble

Chief Marketing Officer at Hope for Haiti

We Can’t Have Collaborative Without The Classy Awards

The Classy Awards celebrate the innovative work of the social sector, recognizing the impact nonprofit organizations have on solving the world’s most pressing challenges. Starting in 2009, the Classy Awards have grown to become the premier awards for the social sector. Determined by a well-respected group of judges, the Classy Awards bring together groundbreaking nonprofits and impact leaders to recognize the achievements driving lasting change around the globe.

The 2023 Classy Award winners will be announced at Collaborative and will have the opportunity to attend exclusive, celebratory events over the course of the two days.

Stay Up to Date

Check back for updates and follow us on social media to stay up to date on the latest Collaborative announcements @connectatcollab.

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