Practicing Proximity as Funders: Reimagining Our Role

The most effective solutions to systemic challenges will come from leaders and organizations grounded in the communities they serve — yet national philanthropy often looks for scalable solutions that work across contexts. In this meet-up hosted by New Profit and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, participants will have honest discussions about how funders across the ecosystem are ‘practicing proximity’ in their philanthropy and where they are getting stuck. We will discuss how social entrepreneurs can co-design solutions and shift resources and advance a new era of equity and shared power.

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Maurice McCaulley

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Molly O'Donnell

New Profit