Events - We Raise Foundation



Upcoming Webinar


Kay Sprinkel Grace

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT

Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force

Mobilizing our board of directors to maximize revenue generation is a major goal for staff and board leadership. We realize that not everyone on our boards will ask for money, yet we know that fundraising is based on relationships and that all board members should feel encouraged and empowered to forge and nurture those connections. In this webinar, presenter Kay Sprinkel Grace, originator of the “AAA” model (Ambassador, Advocate, Asker) for board engagement, will explore ways to construct a motivational environment for board members so they will feel confident about taking on new roles. She will offer new ideas about why board members are critical to your fundraising program and how to engage them more deeply – focusing on the role of mission, vision, values, and strategic recruitment in transforming your board into a fundraising force. She will also introduce us to the importance of the “PQ” (Passion Quotient) in board engagement.

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