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Community Events

For Essex County community members

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September 30 | Arts & Culture Summit

9:00am – 2:00pm | The Cabot, Beverly

ECCF’s Arts & Culture Summit is BACK! Save the date for this unique event that connects, inspires and educates hundreds of attendees to strengthen the arts ecosystem. For more information contact Karen Ristuben at


Fundholder Events

For local funders and ECCF Fundholders

Join ECCF and fellow fundholders.

November 3 | What Nonprofits Want You to Know

4-6pm | Lynn Art Museum

Join ECCF for a panel discussion with dynamic Essex County nonprofit leaders who will give their perspective, share real stories, and answer your questions about how focusing on the learnings in the 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know report by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) can help you do the most good with your giving.



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.

Sep 13 | Nonprofit Coffee & Conversation

10:00am | Virtual Event

In an effort to ensure that we’re continually meeting the needs of our nonprofit partners, ECCF is excited to introduce a quarterly meet-up opportunity. Please join us for our first Nonprofit Coffee & Conversation, intended to connect ECCF with partners in the nonprofit space. Participants can expect to:

  • Gain information about upcoming grant opportunities
  • Meet fellow nonprofit professionals
  • Gain support in your areas of need
  • Learn about ECCF events, resources, and funding opportunities


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.

September 16 | Essex County’s Food Ecosystem

Take a deep dive and explore specific social challenges facing the residents of Essex County by participating in a high-energy “hackathon.” Designed for 21+ Gen Z’ers, Millennials and Gen X’ers, a NextLevel Hackathon is a social event that gives people with a passion for collaborative problem-solving the opportunity to:

  • Mingle with likeminded individuals.
  • Get details and data on a topical social issue.
  • Hear from relevant nonprofits about their systems and work.
  • Collaborate with peers and nonprofit leaders to brainstorm ideas on how philanthropy can support long-term solutions.


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