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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Greater Grand Crossing: frog war turf to a hybrid cultural economy

We hope you’ve had a chance to check out the lineup for Chicago Inside & Out – about a dozen thoughtfully designed experiences, all guided by dynamic community leaders across Chicago. These immersive tours are a cornerstone of the Upswell experience, which is all about going deep locally to uncover enriching and surprising insights that…

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Q&A with Paul Daugherty: helping future generations achieve their dreams

We know we’re stronger when we work together – and that applies to rural and urban communities. Paul Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia, will join co-presenters during the Upswell workshop, “Building Rural & Urban Partnerships for a Stronger America,” to correct assumptions about rural communities and rural philanthropy, and draw on lessons…

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