Practicing Proximity as Funders: Reimagining Our Role

Mar 6, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

The most effective solutions to systemic challenges come from leaders and organizations grounded in the communities they serve — yet national philanthropy often seeks scalable solutions. In this meet-up hosted by New Profit and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, alongside Michael Iyescas of Fossil Group and Nicole Jarbo of 4.0, participants will discuss how funders across the ecosystem are ‘practicing proximity’ in their philanthropy and their obstacles. We will explore how social entrepreneurs can co-design solutions, shift resources, and advance a new era of equity and shared power.

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photo of Maurice McCaulley
Maurice McCaulley

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Molly O'Donnell

New Profit