Upswell Summit 2022

The 2022 Upwell Summit held virtually on November 15 focused on self and community care, what the political landscape means for our communities, opportunities and challenges around creating a healthy and just nation, and a look ahead to 2023. Here are some highlights: Investing in Justice for the Deep South Power and Philanthropy: Co-Creating Equity […]

Upswell Summit 2021

The Upswell Summit 2021 takes place this week virtually bringing together “thousands of changemakers, hundreds of speakers, brilliant thought leaders, inspired innovators, and powerful creators to unleash civil society’s fullest potential.” Our shared purpose: building a racially just and healthy society where every person can thrive. Othering & Belonging Conference – Highlights This year’s Upswell […]

Upswell 2020: A Virtual Experience

Upswell, powered by Independent Sector (IS), sees itself more as a gathering than a conference. Having attended the inaugural Upswell 2018, subsequent Upswell 2019 (including Upswell Chicago: Equity in the Center), and previous five IS Annual Conferences, I love this reimagination and replacement of the typical conference and look forward to attending Upswell 2020, which […]

Upswell Chicago 2019

We have work to do. Let’s – Do it together. Share more knowledge. Coordinate more activities. Inspire one another. Energize one another. Heal. Make each other more comfortable. Make each other more uncomfortable. Push. Be brave. Get the job done. These were the messages from Upswell Chicago. Here is how the event was described: Upswell […]

Upswell Chicago: Equity in the Center

Equity in the Center’s Pre-Convening to Upswell Chicago was held on November 12, 2019 and provided a day-long, deep dive into how to build a Race Equity Culture. EiC described the convening as follows: Plenary sessions and workshops will focus on how to operationalize race equity, highlighting best practices from EiC’s Awake to Woke to […]

Upswell LA 2018

Uplifting. That’s my one word description of Upswell 2018, the successor to the annual Independent Sector conference that took place in Los Angeles from November 14 to 16. Here is how the event was described: Imagine what would happen if we harnessed the energy, insights, and experience of the people who are driven to do good. […]