POP-UP #4

JULY 14, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

In the hardest of times, wisdom and clarity present themselves from unexpected sources. Consider this:

“The only reason people want to hear from people like me [is] because you trust me. You don’t expect me to be perfect, but I don’t lie to you. But every institution that we trust lies to us…These streets will speak for themselves, whether I’m alive or dead. I trust you guys.”

Those words are from comedian Dave Chappelle, whose searing new stand-up special pulls to the surface uncomfortable truths about our current culture. Trust is an essential – and too frequently absent – measure of how we are collectively experiencing our world right now. From COVID-19 relief and recovery to our reckoning with racism, we are reconsidering all our relationships with each other, with institutions, and with our country’s social contract.

Trust is vital to our ability to fulfill our missions, create lasting systems change, and ensure all people in the U.S. thrive. So, you’re invited to Pop-Up #4 for an honest conversation about trust. We’ll explore vital themes from Independent Sector’s new release of a survey on trust in civil society. We’ll dig deeper to understand how a Nobel Peace Prize winner used trust to end a civil war. And we’ll explore how trust will enable philanthropy, nonprofits, and communities to come together – or split apart — during our current crises and confront where we have critical work to do.

POP-UP #4

JULY 14, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

In the hardest of times, wisdom and clarity present themselves from unexpected sources. Consider this:

“The only reason people want to hear from people like me [is] because you trust me. You don’t expect me to be perfect, but I don’t lie to you. But every institution that we trust lies to us…These streets will speak for themselves, whether I’m alive or dead. I trust you guys.”

Those words are from comedian Dave Chappelle, whose searing new stand-up special pulls to the surface uncomfortable truths about our current culture. Trust is an essential – and too frequently absent – measure of how we are collectively experiencing our world right now. From COVID-19 relief and recovery to our reckoning with racism, we are reconsidering all our relationships with each other, with institutions, and with our country’s social contract.

Trust is vital to our ability to fulfill our missions, create lasting systems change, and ensure all people in the U.S. thrive. So, you’re invited to Pop-Up #4 for an honest conversation about trust. We’ll explore vital themes from Independent Sector’s new release of a survey on trust in civil society. We’ll dig deeper to understand how a Nobel Peace Prize winner used trust to end a civil war. And we’ll explore how trust will enable philanthropy, nonprofits, and communities to come together – or split apart — during our current crises and confront where we have critical work to do.

Schedule

1:00-1:05p ET

Dan Cardinali
President and CEO
Independent Sector

Kristina Gawrgy Campbell
Vice President, Communications
Independent Sector

1:05-1:10p ET

Nyarae’s poem is part pre-eulogy for the death of her four year old cousin’s innocence, part call to action to build a better world where you can look into a black child’s eyes and not see racial prejudice and violence as their inevitable future. Nyarae also sees a younger version reflected in those eyes and hopes that in preventing pain in her cousin’s future, she’s also healing past pain inside herself.

Nyarae Francis
Get Lit

Dharma’s poem is an ode to the entire spectrum of her art and the ways it can be both the means to an end and the end itself. Her anger can transform into a song for the sake of applause and her tenderness can transform into a rally chant, but at the end of the day, it’s the anger and tenderness themselves as distilled emotions that live on, just waiting for another artistic avenue to be poured into and expressed through again. And again. And…

Dharma Lemon
Get Lit

1:15-2:00p ET

Simply put, Leymah Gbowee was the catalyst that ended the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. With the support and trust of women of different religions, she organized a massive peace movement, demonstrating how social cohesion and relationship-building can transform political unrest and social turmoil into peace.

As part of our Upswell Nobel Women’s Initiative series, Leymah will join IS President and CEO Dan Cardinali and Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, for Pop-Up #4, sharing how her journey fueled her fervor to end war and mobilize women to demand peace. She’ll also share her thoughts on how we can use the power of trust, collaboration, and righteous disruption to recover from a global pandemic, and create a more just and equitable nation.

Leymah Gbowee
Founder and President
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

Dan Cardinali
President and CEO
Independent Sector

Lynne Twist
Founder
Soul of Money Institute

There is no doubt that we find ourselves as leaders in this mission-driven sector with the stark reality that we must change. Whether its forced on us by a global pandemic still ravaging communities or because of our renewed commitment to advocacy and civic engagement to address system racism, change is inevitable. And yet, if trust isn’t at the core of that change, we are doomed to fail. Join Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, in conversation with Alejandra Y. Castillo, chief executive officer at YWCA USA, to explore the vital role trust plays in rebuilding our communities and strengthening our democracy.

Eric Liu
Co-Founder and CEO
Citizen University

Alejandra Y. Castillo
CEO
YWCA USA

2:00-2:10p ET

Loving-kindness, or metta, as it is called in the Pali language, is unconditional, inclusive love, a love with wisdom. It has no conditions; it does not depend on whether one “deserves” it or not; it is not restricted to friends and family; it extends out from personal categories to include all living beings. There are no expectations of anything in return. This is the ideal, pure love, which everyone has in potential. We begin with loving ourselves, for unless we have a measure of this unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves, it is difficult to extend it to others. Then we include others who are special to us, and, ultimately, all living things. Gradually, both the visualization and the meditation phrases blend into the actual experience, the feeling of loving kindness.

Nathan Moore
Administrative Assistant
The Fetzer Institute

You’ll be guided through contemplative, embodiment techniques designed to ground them in their bodies and the present moment for increased equanimity and relaxation.

Shakiyla Smith
Director of Organizational Culture
The Fetzer Institute

2:10-2:55p ET

Independent Sector President and CEO Dan Cardinali joins Rosanne Haggerty, founder and CEO of Community Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness across the country. The conversation will focus on the ways that trust has enabled Rosanne to do her award-winning work and how her personal journey and value system have inspired her to find solutions even to seemingly insoluble problems. Recipient of the 2017 John W. Gardner Leadership Award, Rosanne will explore these themes with a special lens that looks at COVID-19 and our country’s heightened awareness of systemic racism.

Rosanne Haggerty
President and Chief Executive Officer
Community Solutions

Dan Cardinali
President and CEO
Independent Sector

2:55-3:00p ET

What comes next is just as important — and perhaps more so — than what came before. We’ll take a few minutes to reflect, synthesize, and look forward.