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Dispatch: The biggest takeaways from PEAK2024

Sam shares his biggest insights from PEAK2024. Listen to get up-to-speed on everything you might’ve missed and what you need to know for this year.

Dispatch: The biggest takeaways from PEAK2024

17:28 MIN

Hear Sam’s biggest insights from PEAK2024 that you might’ve missed.



This episode is a quick reflection on Sam’s experience at PEAK2024, going into insights, trends, and takeaways you might’ve missed.

In this episode we cover: 

  • The key theme of the conference: operationalizing excellence

  • The changing role of a grants manager

  • How data and new technologies are transforming grantmaking


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Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

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Sam Ellsworth

Sam is Submittable's Product Marketer focused on Foundations, Non-Profits, and organizations that distribute grants or awards. She is passionate about helping organizations of any size to measure their impact and scale their programs with the platform. When not at work you can catch her in the mountains of Montana with her golden retrievers.


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