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Our annual Global Summit convenes members and partners, with an interactive agenda including keynote talks, skills-based workshops, cross-sector collaboration, community building, and curated connections for members and prospects.


As we continue to convene across our global regions (thank you Toronto, London and New York for being such great recent hosts), the 2025 Global Summit will be next Marzo in Los Angeles! Specific dates to be confirmed. In the meantime, we want your input—what LA venues would you recommend? Want to host or partner? Please send all recommendations to

2024 Summit Conversations

Our opening speakers unpacked what it means for funders to embrace an “Impact Imperative,” and how to best contribute to a more just, democratic and sustainable future

These rapid-fire talks inspired us to think bigger about our role in social change, with relevant ideas including movement building, leveraging investments, peacebuilding, and reimagining philanthropy’s norms

Using a workforce development case study, this panel includes government, business and philanthropy perspectives

Our Members

Thank you for a really wonderful time at the Summit. Kudos for attracting such world-class speakers and elevating such tremendously valuable content.
—2024 Summit attendee


Nuestros patrocinadores

Thank you for partnering with Forward Global

Apoye la Cumbre

Nuestro coste para un asistente individual es de 3.000 dólares. Pedimos a todos los participantes que aún no hayan apoyado a Foward Global este año mediante una subvención o donación que, por favor, cubran el coste de su asistencia mediante una contribución a la Cumbre Global.



The Global Summit is Forward Global’s flagship annual programme, convening over 200 members and strategic partners. It is a unique opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and best practices, make new strategic connections, and make more progress in two days as a collective than we would otherwise make in two years working alone.

The Global Summit engages diverse participants to break down silos and facilitate shared learning and systemic collaboration. As Forward Global’s largest annual convening, we pursue participation from across the social sector. Attendees include Forward Global members and prospective members, social sector partners, activists, entrepreneurs, government officials, and practitioners. All attendees actively participate and contribute by sharing learnings, ideas, and opportunities for action. Regrettably, because we design the Summit for true connection and collaboration, interest in this historically sold-out event greatly exceeds our capacity and, thus, it is by invitation only for non-members. If you have any questions about participating in or presenting at the Global Summit, email us at

The Global Summit is held in a different location each year, reflecting the global nature of our members. We’re thrilled that the 2025 Global Summit will take place in Los Angeles. Prior Global Summits have been held in New York City (2024), London (2023), Toronto (2022), and California’s Napa Valley (2019 and 2020). Always held the first weekend in Marzo, stay tuned for updates on future host cities.

Yes, the Global Summit is a hybrid program. Virtual attendance will be available for all plenary sessions. Further details of agenda sessions that will be accessible for virtual attendees will be available soon. While virtual participation is possible, we strongly encourage you to consider joining us in person to maximize the opportunity for learning and community-building and for a much-needed break from Zoom! If you have any questions or concerns about travel or other logistics, please contact us at

The Global Summit convenes a dynamic group of members, activists, leaders, and practitioners, all committed to collectively creating a more just world. It is unique among all Forward Global programming. We invite you to invest in this vision. Our costs for an individual attendee is USD $3,000. As a not-for-profit organization, Forward Global is sustained through member contributions and grants from our strategic partners. We ask that all participants who have not already made a financial contribution to Forward Global this year through a grant or donation to please help us cover the cost of their attendance with a USD $3,000 donation keeping with our principles of equity and justice, we also welcome participants who can to support the attendance of a sector leader who might not otherwise be able to join. You will be presented with these contribution options at registration. We thank you for your trust and partnership in this work. There is no cost for virtual attendance. However, we encourage participants who are able to consider supporting this work with a contribution that is meaningful to them.

Attendee contributions fund the direct costs of producing the Global Summit. Because the event historically sells out, we appreciate early cancellation notice so that seats can be given to individuals on our waiting list. As a voluntary donation, we hope that attendees will consider their payment as a contribution towards the mission of Forward Global. If you are unable to attend, you can choose to reallocate your contribution as an unrestricted donation.

The Global Summit is a green event. Forward Global is working to minimize our carbon footprint and will offset emissions from staff travel to New York. We encourage participants to do likewise and to practice sustainable lifestyle choices throughout the program by bringing your own water bottles, choosing plant-based meal options, and saying no to paper and plastic. As hosts, we will choose sustainable options wherever possible. We hope that the Global Summit will also unlock resources towards climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency in line with our community’s vision and values.

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