Events - We Raise Foundation



Upcoming Webinar


Shawn Wills

The Color of Money – Diversifying Your Donor Base

Philanthropy is shifting, and as our communities continue to become more and more diverse, it’s more important than ever to consider the new faces of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Diversity is a key component to a successful fundraising team. This can be seen in high quality teams of diverse talent as they walk in two worlds and become the bridge between donors and clients. As donors and the nonprofit sector are becoming more diverse, what is your organization doing to keep up with the changing times? Presenter Shawn Wills will share unique insights based on her work cultivating diverse donors and boards.

Community Conversation

Revitalizing Economic Health in our Urban Communities

Economic development. Community preservation. Displacement.

Revitalizing economic health in our urban communities can seem daunting and impossible; exciting and full of opportunity all in the same breath. Our cities face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to drivers of economic functions and sustainability. Join us for a discussion of how we got here and what the five pillars of economic development and revitalization say about how we move forward in ways that benefit all neighbors.

Emerging Leaders Convene in Chicago

We Raise doesn’t just support leaders where they are, we invest in where they’re going next. That’s why, each year, we bring together leaders from our grant programs to a three-day convening in Chicago. Last week, we welcomed 22 leaders from 20 organizations from around the country, all working to address major issues in their communities. The conference-style gathering is designed to celebrate their work, provide opportunities for them to be refreshed, develop valuable skills, and be encouraged by networking with other like-minded emerging leaders.

Supporters and Partners Connect at We Raise Foundation Launch Celebration

On March 2, 2018, We Raise Foundation supporters and grantees gathered in Oak Brook, Ill., to celebrate the launch of We Raise Foundation. The ballroom buzzed with excitement as over 250 We Raise friends met the inspired leaders working to raise people out of their suffering. In turn, hard-working program partners met the supporters who believe in them and the work that they do.

Stay informed about the many ways we’re investing in communities across the country