Q&A with Lindsay Torrico: it’s about community-driven solutions

Research shows that nonprofits are among America’s most trusted information sources. And while they may be well positioned to help those they serve participate in civic engagement, Lindsay Torrico says we often don’t know how to do that. Lindsay, senior director of policy and advocacy at United Way Worldwide and 2019 NGen Leadership Award finalist,…

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Little Village / Brighton Park: sustaining the “Mexico of the Midwest”

With Upswell Chicago now just five weeks away, we hope you’ve had a chance to save your spot to experience some of the immersive community events happening during the main event this November! The lineup includes 18 thoughtfully designed experiences in all – including seven community dinners and eleven Chicago Inside & Out tours guided…

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Q&A with Gillian Gonda: view your work through a lens of abundance

Gillian Gonda, program director for engagement at Fetzer Institute, will co-present the Upswell workshop, “The Changing Landscape of Religion, Spirituality, and Identity in America,” which will  offer preliminary findings from Fetzer’s Study of Spirituality in America. The insights might cause you to re-think the connection between your spiritual values and those of the people you…

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Can connecting your work to spiritual values make changework more effective?

Can a deeper understanding of the connection between our inner life and our work in the world help us better execute our missions and engage more effectively in communities? Fetzer Institute’s Study of Spirituality in America is uncovering important nuances in the meaning of religion and spirituality to people today and how this informs our…

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Q&A with Adri Rosembert: dispeller of fundraising myths

Want to help your community take direct action in rapid response moments and strengthen your long-term fundraising? Go digital! In the Upswell workshop, “Bottling Lightning with Digital Fundraising,” co-presenter Adri Rosembert of ActBlue will share tools and best practices you can use to develop an adaptable digital fundraising program, and establish and maintain continued engagement…

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To fundraise rapidly, inexpensively, and effectively – go digital

Adri Rosembert, nonprofit outreach manager at ActBlue and former organizer, wants to change how people think about digital fundraising. They want changemakers to “believe in the power of grassroots donors to move the dial forward and make a real impact on the ability of organizations to their work.” And their Upswell workshop, “Bottling Lightning with…

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