Starting a marketing revolution at your nonprofit

Extraordinary organizations are reinventing their approach to marketing to make a bigger impact. Learn how to evaluate your nonprofit’s marketing weaknesses and redefine the role marketing plays in advancing your mission. Don’t miss the Upswell workshop, Starting a Marketing Revolution at Your Nonprofit, on Thursday at 4pm in Room K-Town, presented by Prosper Strategies. According to…

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Meet Matthew Roberson!

Matthew Roberson is yet another fantastic changemaker joining us at Upswell as a member of Independent Sector’s 2018 American Express NGen Fellows cohort! Matthew leads the Department of Athletic Regulation for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. He’s also one of many changemakers who will be traveling from Minnesota to join us in LA. Get…

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Meet Rebecca Lechner!

A few changemakers we’ve heard from ahead of Upswell have highlighted some of their favorite things about the physical space they work in. Rebecca Lechner’s space might be our runaway favorite, because she and her Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance team work in the space where Janet Jackson made her fourth studio record in 1989! Changemaker…

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Meet Seyron Foo!

In addition to leading the public policy and government relations work for Southern California Grantmakers, Seyron Foo is also a member of Independent Sector’s 2018 American Express NGen Fellows cohort that will be joining us this week in LA. Or, more accurately, we’ll be joining Seyron this week on his home turf, since he grew…

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Upswell Podcast – Episode 8

Homelessness is among the most difficult and heartbreaking issues facing society today. On Episode 8 of the Upswell Podcast, we tackle this intractable challenge with two changemakers whose organizations are taking on the complexities of homelessness and making headway, slowly but surely. First we’ll talk with Delphia Simmons, Director of Passport to Self-Sufficiency at the…

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Meet Jonathan Zaidman!

Jonathan Zaidman might be the first changemaker to share responses with us ahead of Upswell whose work has a primarily ecological focus. As Director of Replication for The Ecology Center, Jonathan gets to work on one of California’s last remaining protected farms in San Juan Capistrano. Having a base in Southern California is unique in…

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Meet Wray Clay!

Though she describes herself as “easy like Sunday morning” when it comes to relaxation, Wray Clay is a fierce advocate for children. Her belief in the importance of “getting it right early” suffuses every aspect of her work at United Way of Greater St. Louis, which is dedicated to improving quality of life. Wray will…

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Meet Shehla Mushtaq!

Shehla Mushtaq is the COO of the St. Paul-based collective Collectivity. That her organization has a multi-stakeholder approach to creating thriving communities mirrors her personal belief in the power of the collective. In her words, “So much good is happening…Every human being has a significant role to play.” We hope you’re as inspired as we…

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