Michele Norris: Relaxed, yet vigorous

Insightful. Trustworthy. Relaxed, yet rigorous. They all come to mind when you hear Michele Norris, who for a decade graced the airwaves as the first African-American female host of NPR’s longest-running program, All Things Considered. Perhaps you also heard and saw her very recently when she interviewed former First lady Michelle Obama during her “Becoming”…

Joy Burkhard: California Mother of Achievement

As founder and executive director of 2020 Mom, Joy Burkhard’s work to increase and improve maternal mental health awareness, diagnosis, and treatment is well known. In 2016, Independent Sector highlighted Joy’s work and organization in a story about strong champions for women and children. As an early registrant for our inaugural Upswell In Los Angeles…

Announcing Equity in the Center at Upswell

The pursuit of racial equity requires measurable shifts in mindsets, practices, and systems in the social sector. So how do we get to a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations implement and advance race equity internally while advocating for and centering it in work externally? If you’re looking for a day-long, deep dive into how…

Who registered first for Upswell Chicago?

Jeremy S. Rossman, Ph.D., President and Founder of Research-Aid Networks, is Upswell Chicago’s first registrant, and a native Chicagoan to boot! His organization works to improve global humanitarian aid by facilitating and growing a collaborative interdisciplinary network of researchers, aid organizations, and the communities they serve – both here in the United States and internationally.…