About the Convening
We’ve made the case for equitable grantmaking for years. Now is the moment when we push forward, put our ideas into practice, and make progress.
GSP’s 2023 Biennial Convening: The Forward Moment will take place August 30 – September 1, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Our programming centers on four key focus areas: Climate, LGBTQ+, Immigrant, and Criminal Justice. The convening provides an action-oriented space for funders and grassroots movement leaders to better understand the South, generate solutions together, and to move resources into the communities that need them most. We will also host our annual membership meeting and a Learning Tour of local partners working to build power in the greater Orlando area.
We Chose Florida for a Reason
Recent legislative attacks on immigrants and LGBTQ+ people and the rise of hate rhetoric across the state are heartbreaking, but not surprising. Our decision to convene in Florida this year is intentional. The primary purpose of GSP’s convenings is to connect funders to practitioners leading the structural change work that is making a real difference in directly impacted communities. We need funders to show up in this moment and to provide cover for the folks on the frontlines. Our communities are under attack and need support now.