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November 15-17, 2023: Lessons Learned from a Radical Approach to Philanthropy

November 15, 2023,8:00 am - November 17, 2023,5:00 pm

MacKenzie Scott’s massive unrestricted gifts to nonprofits — including many seeking to advance equity — represent a radical departure from the approach of many of her peers, often characterized by smaller, restricted grants.

What can funders and nonprofits learn from the experiences of the recipients of Scott’s grants? And what have been the effects — intended or unintended — of her gifts on organizations, fields, communities, and equity efforts?

This Upswell Summit workshop will offer a sneak preview of new, not-yet-released findings from year two of a multi-year study by IS Member, The Center for Effective Philanthropy to track the uses, effects, and consequences of Scott’s gifts. The session will share findings and, in an interactive process, invite attendees to reflect on the relevant lessons for their own work — whether as funders or operating nonprofits.

Featured speakers include:

Phil Buchanan, President, Center for Effective Philanthropy
Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Center for Effective Philanthropy

Register now for the Upswell Summit, November 15-17, as we tackle policy and systems change; bridging and belonging; racial justice; impact investing; self and community care; and workforce development. We’ll also have great networking opportunities, and wellness practices and other eventsso you can take time for you.

Watch for more Main Stage and workshop announcements. There’ll also be pre-conference events, including Community Dinners and Tours, taking place just prior to the Summit start. So be sure to make your travel plans accordingly so you can participate in the full Upswell Summit program.

Register now and save hundreds! Independent Sector members can save even more!


November 15, 2023,8:00 am
November 17, 2023,5:00 pm
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