Events - We Raise Foundation


Upcoming Webinar


Deidra Somerville

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST

Fundraising in Communities of Color

Our current fundraising climate is changing, becoming more diverse and differently positioned from established donors and donor engagement strategies. This webinar will provide tools for examining current and emerging trends influencing fundraising in communities of color and provide practical strategies to examine how organizations are structured and able to adapt to the current climate. In order to be purposeful and responsive to current opportunities to fundraise in and with communities of color, organizations must examine their institutional readiness to be present in communities in ways differently than they have in the current fundraising plans. This webinar will also provide insights in to where those spaces are in communities and offer some ways to consider accessing those spaces successfully.

Registration is now closed.

Join Us for a Community Conversation on Economic Development

Interested in digging deeper and learning more about the complex issues at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality? Join We Raise Foundation as we regularly host topical, interactive conversations on these issues via Facebook Live. We’ll hear from practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field, who will share their personal and professional experiences creating solutions to these issues in their communities.

Our next Community Conversation will focus on the topic of economic development.

Date TBD

Together We Learn: 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. Recently, we welcomed 24 leaders from 19 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.

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