Shimmering Solidarity: Global Rights Summit

16/03/2021 30/06/2021


The Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) and co-convening partners invite you to join Shimmering Solidarity: Global Rights Summit.

This four-month virtual series, in March–June 2021, will focus on grantmaker responses to the “anti-gender” movement and related global anti-rights agendas.

The Global Rights Summit is an opportunity for grantmakers, philanthropic networks, and aligned colleagues to build shared analysis around anti-rights attacks and strategize towards multi-sectoral progressive philanthropic responses.


What is the admission price?

All admissions provide access to the summit platform, resources, and over 50 sessions from March to June 2021.

As of 26 April, Standard Admission is reduced to $200.
* Tickets for civil society content experts (at $100 cost) must be purchased by a sponsoring funder. See details below.

What happens after I register?

To ensure summit security, all registrants will be placed on a temporary waitlist to be approved. Once approved, you will be invited to purchase your ticket(s).

My foundation is not a member of any of the co-sponsoring networks. May I still attend and participate?

Registration is open to all grantmakers, including public foundations and intermediary funders, private foundations, representatives of donor governments and multilaterals, and individual high net wealth donors.

In the case of NGO intermediary funders we ask organizations to limit attendance to one staff member who represents the relevant programmatic grantmaking work.

Please note that this is a private gathering, and a non-solicitation event.

Are civil society representatives invited to attend?

Civil society representatives will be able to attend as content experts. Generally, these representatives will be limited to those speaking as panelists at the invitation of sponsoring funders. In this case, panelist/speaker registration costs are expected to be supported by the inviting funder.

Can I purchase tickets for colleagues?

Yes. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive a link to purchase your ticket. The same page will allow you to purchase extra tickets for colleagues. Once you have purchased them, they will appear on your My Tickets page. From there, click Send invite to share this ticket with a colleague.

My session has been approved, how do I purchase a ticket for a civil society panelist/speaker?

Once your session has been approved, we will send you an email with instructions to purchase a ticket for any content experts you plan to feature in your session(s).

More questions?

Please reach out at

Answers last updated April 26. 2021.

Sponsorship Opportunities

You may purchase sponsorship packages at the time you purchase your ticket(s).

Calendula Level

Sponsor one of the summit's six tracks:

  • — Your logo displayed on all sessions in your chosen track (session page and welcome slide)
  • — Your organization noted as a supporter for all sessions in your chosen track (session page)
  • — Your logo displayed on the Summit Sponsors page

Please note sponsorship isn't exclusive (other organizations may also sponsor the same track(s)).

Cost: $1,000 per track. Discounts for ECFG, FICS, PAWHR, PSFG, and GPP members apply.


Lavender Level

Sponsor the full summit:

  • — Your logo displayed prominently on the Summit Sponsors page, as well as on the welcome page and program
  • — Your organization noted as a supporter in selected emails and other participant communication
  • — Custom virtual "booth" (resource area) to highlight content (video, report, etc.) to attendees throughout the summit

Cost: $5,000. Discounts for ECFG, FICS, PAWHR, PSFG, and GPP members apply.

Zinnia Level

Sponsor the full summit with a larger grant, enabling both the event and follow-up organizing.

Cost: from $5,000. Please contact us for details.

Register Now

With over 340 participants already registered, the summit will feature more than 90 activities with over 50 cross-sectoral sessions you won't want to miss! See the agenda at a glance.

Please note this summit is open to grantmakers, philanthropic networks, and invited content experts.

To ensure summit security, all registrants will be placed on a temporary waitlist to be approved. Once approved, you will be invited to purchase your ticket(s).


  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation

  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

  • Oak Foundation

  • Open Society Foundations

  • Compton Foundation

  • Foundation for a Just Society

  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

  • Margaret M. Grieve

  • Thousand Currents

  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues

  • Elevate Children Funders Group

  • Funders' Initiative for Civil Society

  • Peace and Security Funders Group

  • Philanthropy Advancing Women's Human Rights