On July 3, 2023, UIN Prof. K.H. Saifuddin Zuhri Purwekorto organized the 1st International Conference on Islamic Philanthropy with the theme "Fundraising in the Digital Era for Sustainable Community Development". The event featured four speakers, one of whom was Mr. Mohammad Hasbi Zaenal, Ph.D., the Director of Zakat Research and Development at BAZNAS RI. The other speakers included Prof. Dr. H. Fauzi from UIN Prof. K.H. Saifuddin Zuhri Purwekerto, Prof. Dr. Ugi Sugiharto from the University of Technology Malaysia, and Dr. Ahmad Faizol Bin Ismail from the University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia.

The conference was held in a hybrid format, taking place both in the Auditorium of UIN Prof. K.H. Saifuddin Zuhri Purwekorto and through a Zoom Meeting. This event was significant as it addressed the topic of fundraising in the digital era, which is widely used by various zakat institutions. With the successful organization of this event, hoped that more people will have a broader literacy and understanding of zakat, especially in the modern era that is closely intertwined with the digital world. From this way, zakat can contribute to the economy and welfare of the Indonesian society, particularly in poverty alleviation efforts.