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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Bridging divides, strengthening communities through rural-urban partnerships

For a stronger America that enables all to prosper, rural and urban communities must “bridge divides and come together to address common issues, adapt their practices, and develop deeper, stronger partnerships to solve issues and build the social sector,” says Paul Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia. During the Upswell workshop, “Building Rural…

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31 new reasons to get excited and be inspired

Marie LeBlanc, Independent Sector Tiffney Marley, National Community Action Partnership Kristine Michie, DreamSpring Mareeha Niaz, Independent Sector Stephanie Peng, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Allison Ralph, Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project Zeenat Rahman, Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute Amy Rencher. Wayne State University Joshua Rivera, Poverty Solutions at University of Michigan Analía Rodríguez,…

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Q&A with William Foster: make the world as good as we want it to be

How can innovative nonprofit leaders convince philanthropists that their ideas to address the country’s toughest problems are worth a big bet? Find out during the Upswell workshop, “Becoming Big Bettable,” presented by William Foster, partner at The Bridgespan Group. William says civil society organizations have an incredible track record when it comes to advancing some…

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Making your approach to lasting change “big bettable”

“There’s so much untapped potential for great nonprofit leaders to change the world if philanthropy can be unleashed productively, and Upswell is the best gathering place to be with remarkable leaders.” So says William Foster, partner at The Bridgespan Group and head of consulting at the firm. With a growing number of philanthropists stepping up…

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Marz Community Brewing Co.: brewing up a community of the future

According to The Hop Review, “For many Chicagoans familiar with the city’s indie arts and culture scene, indie publication scene, bar and dining scene, craft beer scene—or just the neighborhood of Bridgeport in general—it’s likely they’ve heard of Ed Marszewski. Simply put, the co-founder of Marz Community Brewing Co. has his hand in a lot…

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Englewood: changing outcomes—and narratives—from the inside-out

We hope you’ve had a chance to check out the lineup for Chicago Inside & Out – 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 apply…

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