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Community Events

For Essex County community members

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June 1 | The State of Essex County

4 – 7pm | Endicott College, Beverly

Join ECCF as we bring together leaders from the public, private and social sectors to take a closer look at Essex County through the lens of the latest Impact Essex County data release. From big picture trends to what the indicators mean to each of our cities and towns, we’ll explore what’s next for our region. We’ll also celebrate the partnerships that are working right now, to build a more vibrant, more resilient Essex County.


Fundholder Events

For local funders and ECCF Fundholders

Join ECCF and fellow fundholders.

Stay tuned for any upcoming events.

March 23 | Funders Summit

9:30AM – 1PM | Danversport

This in-person event offers a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding of the cross-sector partnership work being done in the region. Together, we’ll discuss the challenges that face Essex County, hear about funding opportunities in the region and:

  • Meet fellow funders interested in improving the quality of life for residents of Essex County
  • Learn about pressing issues in the region, grounded in data from ECCF’s indicators platform, Impact Essex County
  • Learn about both existing and prospective funding efforts in Essex County
  • Explore opportunities to coordinate efforts, co-fund initiatives, and work together more deeply
  • Co-create an active learning and working space for Essex County funders

Invitations and additional information will be emailed in early March!

Lunch & Learns

For local funders and ECCF Fundholders

Join ECCF and fellow fundholders for a monthly Lunch and Learn event. Together via Zoom, we will explore different areas of community need, discuss important local data and initiatives and share information about ECCF’s systems-based community leadership work.

Stay tuned for any upcoming lunch & learn sessions.

Nonprofit Events

For nonprofit organizations 

Join ECCF and connect with partners in the nonprofit space.

March 28 | Institute for Trustees

Virtual Kickoff and Keynote Session: March 28 | Zoom

The annual Institute for Trustees (IFT) brings nearly 1,000 nonprofit leaders together for six weeks of educational workshops led by experts in the sector.

This spring, attendees are invited to participate in the IFT Kickoff and Keynote Session, 18 different educational workshops and a series of topic-driven, informal peer discussions. The event will be delivered completely virtually, providing attendees with both flexibility and value. Attendees can participate in as many live or recorded sessions as they’d like.



Nextgen Events

For Essex County community members

NextLevel events engage Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X adults who have a passion for supporting all Essex County residents, problem-solving, collaborating with like-minded peers and creating systemic solutions. Participants “idea hack”, in a high-energy challenge, existing systems within a specific topic area and work together to create long-term solutions for participating Essex County nonprofits. These events are designed for anyone interested in “outside of the box” collaborative problem solving, legislators and leaders within the topic area.

Stay tuned for any upcoming events.

March 28 | NextGen Purpose Party

6:30-8:30PM |RAW Art Works

Are you inspired to get more involved with our local community but don’t know where to start?

ECCF can help you connect with others who are passionate about doing good in our community. If you’d like to learn more about what is happening in our area, gain insight, hear about ways to make an impact and meet local nonprofits doing incredible work, please join us. At this event, we’ll be meeting with folks from RAW Art Works, Latino Support Network, Phoenix Food Hub, and others.

Join us for food, cocktails, and good conversation – we hope you can come!

If you have questions, please contact Patti McCullough at



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