Explore Upswell Chicago




  Leaders in philanthropy have a unique place of influence and responsibility within civil society. With that in mind, the Presidents’ Forum on Racial Equity in Philanthropy was formed in late 2018 to provide a space where foundation CEOs can candidly discuss the most difficult issues and trade-offs around racial equity with the people who really understand the unique role of the CEO, their peers. This November, we’re thrilled to invite you to an exclusive opportunity for presidents and CEOs of foundations. Presidents’ Forum + Upswell will be a powerful four-day experience that will begin with an intensive and focused exploration of racial …

Tuesday, November 12

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Association of Corporate Citizen Professionals

Upswell Plus
Capacity Building


  The importance of measuring and understanding impact in CSR is well established. ACCP wants to make sure you are up-to-date with the latest information and skills on measuring impact. This summit will focus on providing you with a greater understanding of where the field of impact measurement currently stands, as well as an overview of impact measurement as a process. You’ll come away with new strategies for implementing and managing your own impact programs. To register for ACCP, click here. To register for Upswell, click here. Please note that you need to register for each event separately.  Agenda 8:30am …


  Take a deep dive into how to operationalize race equity by exploring best practices from EiC’s Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture publication. Speakers include racial equity thought leaders and practitioners, as well as nonprofit and philanthropy executives leading race equity transformation initiatives. Workshops will explore issues ranging from racial healing and allyship strategies that support people of color to building successful partnerships with equity consultants and cross-functional operationalization of race equity. Hosted by Equity in the Center Add Equity in the Center to you Upswell registration during checkout. To modify an existing registration, please email …

Tuesday, November 12

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project

Upswell Plus
Capacity Building


Building the Civic Capacity of Faith-Based Community Organizations: A Case Study in Chicago Chicago is among the most religiously diverse cities in America and historically, Chicago’s faith communities have long played a critical role in addressing both acute and systemic local needs – from providing shelter to those in need to ensuring young people are safe from violence. Faith-based communities strengthen civil society by offering individuals spaces to gather, meet, and build trust. We will discuss how these discrete efforts work together to support the common good. Confirmed speakers include Rev. Jen Bailey of Faith Matters Network, Jenan Mohajir of …

Tuesday, November 12

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Leadership Foundations: The Theological Roundtable

Upswell Plus
Mind, Body, Soul


  We’ve entered a time of deep social distrust, political polarization, and alienation as well as unbridled hostility that crosses political, civic, and religious lines. This broken relationship with each other and the blending of theology and political party is deeply destructive to democracy. Leadership Foundations believes that faith communities, perhaps the most polarized segment of American life today, are still hold the best hope to reframe the conversation and unite the country around mutual respect and dignity. If you have faith – whether it be in religion, humanity, or both — you’re invited to the Theological Roundtable. This day-long …


This will be a half-day convening, where chief executives and presidents from the social impact field will learn, share and collaborate to better the whole of civil society. This convening will be led by expert practitioner, Henry Timms, who will facilitate thought-provoking dialogue to lift up transformative ideas and approaches that leaders can implement in their organizations.

Tuesday, November 12

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bites and Bevs with Atlas Corps

Reception
Big Ideas


Welcome to Chicago! Get warmed up for a great Upswell with our pre-conference event. Atlas Corps and Scott Beale, founder and CEO, invite to a meetup to meet some of our Chicago friends, Host Organizations, and Fellows. If you know Atlas Corps, join us for this reunion! If you are new to Atlas Corps, we look forward to meeting you! In short, Atlas Corps is a12-month professional fellowship in the United States for global professionals. We have supported over 750 Fellows from 97 countries serving at more than 250 organization (like American Express, American Red Cross, CreatingITFutures, Heartland Alliance, Microsoft, …

Tuesday, November 12

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BOOST

Upswell Plus
Data and Tech


  BOOST is a live, crowd-funded pitchfest in support of solving environmental challenges in Chicago and around the Midwest. Hosted by the Delta Emerging Leaders, the associate board of Delta Institute, BOOST brings together social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects to pitch their concepts to a live audience. Audience members vote with their ticket contributions to determine two winners who will each receive a $5,000 BOOST grant, which was awarded to KitcheNet in 2018. Grant funds are raised by the Delta Emerging Leaders through sponsorship and ticket sales. Location: Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 Please …

Wednesday, November 13

6:30 am – 7:30 am

The Sacred Flow of Yoga

Reflection Activity
Mind, Body, Soul


A flowing series of postures to unwind your body, connect to your inner heart and greet the day. This meditation in motion is infused with spiritual depth and includes breathwork, and simple, deep mediation. Presented by Kashi Atlanta

Wednesday, November 13

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Reflection Activities

Reflection Activity