Philanthropy Ohio

Empowering Change



Philanthropy Forward '17
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can attend the conference?
Members and eligible nonmembers are able to attend. See eligibility requirements.
Professional Partners who are members of Philanthropy Ohio may also register for the conference.  

Is there an Early Bird rate for the conference? 
Yes! The early bird deadline has been extended. It is available to all who register online by or are postmarked by September 6, 2017.

What time does the conference begin and end?
The conference will begin on Wednesday, Oct 4 at 1:30 p.m. and end on Friday, Oct 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Can nonmembers receive the first time conference attendee member rate?
The first-time conference attendee member rate is for current Philanthropy Ohio members only.

How can I become a Philanthropy Ohio member so I can receive the member rate for the conference?
For more information on eligibility and to become a member, visit the Join Us page.

How does my organization receive the Multiple Registration Discount?
To receive the multiple registration discount, one person from your organization must first pay the full conference rate. Multiple registrations from one organization must be submitted together online or on a separate form for each registrant.

Is my registration transferrable? 
Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person at your organization. Please email Martha Wood.

Can I change my session choices after I have registered?
Yes! If you would like to change any of your session choices, contact Martha Wood.

What is the dress code?
The conference dress code is business casual
, but bring your favorite sports team attire for our closing plenary!

Are there sponsorship opportunities? 
Yes! Please contact Deborah Aubert Thomas for more details.

Are there exhibitor opportunities?
Yes! The deadline is September 1. Please contact Steve Phallen for more information.

How can you assist with physical limitations during the conference?
Wednesday learning tours and the welcome party could be impacted by limited mobility. If you need assistance due to physical limitations, please contact Deborah Aubert Thomas or call 614.224.1344.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Philanthropy Ohio will refund registration fees, less a $50 processing fee, for cancellations received before September 6. No refunds are available after that date.
  • Please notify us of cancellation by email to or call 614.224.1344.
  • Individuals who need to cancel are encouraged to transfer their registration to another person.

For any questions not answered above, please email