With a mix of interactive demonstrations, dynamic performances, and spirited debates, this stage has a tendency to create some of Upswell’s most buzzworthy moments.

Thursday, November 16
11:00 am – 11:20 am

Disruptive Innovation in building the Teacher Workforce

This session will highlight how a philanthropic partnership between The Meadows Foundation and Dallas College School of Education led to the design, development and launch of a portfolio of innovative educator preparation pathways that have disrupted the traditional ed. prep landscape. The Dallas College School of Education approach to educator …

Thursday, November 16
11:30 am – 11:50 am

Fueling Leaders to Ignite Change

Powered by StriveTogether, The Training Hub is connecting like-minded change seekers to enhance their skills and provide access to proven tools and resources to drive change in their communities. Join us to learn more about The Training Hub’s immersive, virtual workshops and sign up to access free training.

Thursday, November 16
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Leaders are Readers

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is committed to addressing a pressing issue that our nation faces – the reading crisis among our youth. This crisis represents a significant obstacle to academic success and social mobility for countless children across the country. As a leading expert in education and social justice, Dr. …

Thursday, November 16
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm

Recipe for Change: A New Model for Juvenile Justice That Starts in the Kitchen

Café Momentum brings levity to some of the most challenging conversations as it takes kids out of jail and teaches them to play with knives and fire. But, levity aside, the program commits to teaching life, social, and employment skills to Dallas’ most at-risk youth, and has been a hit …

Thursday, November 16
3:15 pm – 3:35 pm

Opportunities and Programs at Bush School, Texas A&M for Nonprofit Professionals

Join this session as representatives from the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy and Bush School Online present opportunities and programs for nonprofit professionals at the Bush School, Texas A&M University. The session will cover professional development, board training opportunities, and research conducted by the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. Bush …

Thursday, November 16
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Building A Sustainable Grassroots Recurring Donor Program

In the world of nonprofit fundraising, sustainability is crucial for success. Join ActBlue for this spotlight session that will explore the importance of small-dollar donors and how focusing on building a strong recurring program can sustain your organization for the long haul!

Friday, November 17
9:30 am – 9:50 am

Increasing Trust: The Secret to Unlocking a New Wave of Giving

While the average American has grown richer, corporate profits are at record highs, and the number of nonprofits has exploded over the last several decades, giving to charitable causes in the U.S. has been stuck at roughly 2% of GDP for 60 years. The social good sector has an existential …

Friday, November 17
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Driving Possibilities: The Importance of Partnerships

In April 2022, Toyota announced a $110 million career readiness and community engagement initiative, Driving Possibilities. The initiative focuses on preparing youth for the careers of tomorrow, while addressing root causes that impact learning, such as food insecurity and mobility. The goals of Driving Possibilities are to increase excitement and …

Friday, November 17
10:30 am – 10:50 am

Think Globally, Act Locally: How International Collaboration Can Help Change Perspectives and Address Community Issues

Ready to join a dynamic global network of community leaders? Revitalize your role as a community leader and become a driving force in shaping the future of decision makers, thought leaders, and community activists worldwide through the Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) and Community Solutions Programs (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. …

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