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You can’t lift people up by putting them down.
Your philanthropy improves millions of lives

But traditional philanthropic narratives rely so heavily on crises, pity, and fear that they reliably engender resentment, devaluation, and underinvestment in the children, families, and communities that you serve. Yet too many foundations cling to these aged and counterproductive narratives simply because they’re unaware of the far more effective modern alternatives that don’t stigmatize.

The Next Narrative Summit showcases replicable ways that peer philanthropies are successfully raising billions for equitable causes, changing public will, uniting opposing groups, and winning historic policy victories without relying on fear and stigma.

The Next Narrative Summit will reunite 200 select foundation leaders and their communications strategists known for shifting paradigms so that they may learn from, inspire, and partner with each other to build more caring and prosperous futures.

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Registration is by invite only and limited to a select group of grant strategists, grantmakers, and their internal or external communications strategists. Register your interest on the form below. 

    Speakers

    SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

    Owner and CEO | Soledad O’Brien Productions

    JIM SHELTON

    President and CIIO | Blue Meridian Partners

    SHEENA MEADE

    CEO | Clean Slate Initiative

    DAVID BORNSTEIN

    Co-Founder and CEO | Solutions Journalism Network

    DESMOND MEADE

    President | Florida Restoration Rights Coalition

    TONYA ALLEN

    President | McKnight Foundation

    JOHN POWELL

    Director | The Othering and Belonging Institute

    Trabian Shorters

    Co-Founder and CEO | BMe Community