Turn the Curve


Using data and diversity of experience, rapidly prototype a solution to a common challenge.

Thursday, November 14

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Bridging the Sex Work and Anti-human Trafficking Divide

Bridging Divides

Sex workers and sex trafficking survivors have a shared goal of improving the quality of life and lived experience of people in the sex trade. In the context of discussing public policy improvements, however, there is a disagreement in approach. This disagreement is making collaboration difficult and groups who should be allies in this fight are often positioned as opposition.

We will examine the ven diagram of where the goals and methods of both groups overlap and diverge. We will then brainstorm as a group the ways movement leaders might build bridges and community around achieving those common goals.

More about this Turn the Curve discussion:

Bridging the Sex Work and Anti-human Trafficking Divide to Advance Remedies

Thursday, November 14

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Building Opportunity for All: Applying a Racial Equity Lens to National Membership Association Leadership

Diversity, Inclusion, Racial Equity

Research tells us that individuals filling leadership and governance roles in the nonprofit sector do not reflect the racial diversity of our country. The National Community Action Partnership has deployed a Racial Equity Strategy across its organization to ensure that racial equity is embedded into all aspects of the association’s work so that this will change. Help CAP Turn the Curve by providing feedback on its approach and insight into how the association can best lead and engage the nation’s 1,000 local Community Action Agencies in building opportunity for all.

Wednesday, November 13

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Leadership in Building a Race Equity Culture

Diversity, Inclusion, Racial Equity

How do nonprofit leaders build a race equity culture? Get the highlights on research on nonprofit CEOs from the Building Movement Project’s “Race to Lead Initiative.” Then take a deep dive on the “Senior Leadership” lever from Equity in the Center’s “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture,” and join breakout groups to brainstorm strategies you can take to shift your own workplace culture to center race equity.

Presented by Building Movement Project

Friday, November 15

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Reviving the Path to the American Promise: Data that is Lighting the Way

Big Ideas

Braven Founder and CEO Aimee Eubanks Davis will share how recent data from Raj Chetty, David Grusky, Burning Glass Technologies and others is illuminating the quiet crisis facing low-income and first-generation college goers as well as reasons for hope as we collectively work to ensure they’re on a path to the American Promise.

Thursday, November 14

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Scaling up Mission-Centric Voter Engagement at Nonprofits

Policy and Advocacy

Nonprofits have a proven impact on voter turnout when they commit to registering and engaging voters at our agencies – we shouldn’t sit on the sidelines, but many organizations do. Nonpartisan doesn’t mean non-participation, and engaging voters helps build clout, awareness, and create community leaders to champion your mission. How can we scale voter engagement efforts across the sector to ensure a vibrant, representative electorate?

Presented by Nonprofit Vote

Thursday, November 14

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

To the Moon! – $1 Trillion for Underserved Entrepreneurs by 2030

Big Ideas

What if women got as much start-up capital as men? What if minority owned small businesses grew at the same rate as “majority” business owners? By getting money into the hands of those who need it most, we’d have more businesses, jobs, and prosperity for all – with ripple effects for family and health. DreamSpring invites you to join the Moonshot Challenge of putting $1 trillion into the hands of underserved entrepreneurs by 2030.

Friday, November 15

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Yes, We Can Fund the Pro-Immigrant and -Refugee Movement

Big Ideas

Today’s pro-immigrant and -refugee movements are more determined and intersectional than ever before, making a better future for all of us amidst a heightening crisis with centuries-old roots. Yet despite promising cases of leadership, philanthropy has fallen behind where today’s movement needs it to be. How can funders break bad habits and make simple, profound shifts to work alongside the movement, and how can movement groups flex their organizing skills to improve foundations’ behavior?

Presented by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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