Events - We Raise Foundation


Upcoming Webinar


Claudette Baker

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST

Grant Writing: Skills for the Advanced

Have you ever been stumped by a question on a grant application or had difficulty creating a relationship with the program officer? This webinar will present practical tips for addressing these topics as well as cultivating and stewarding a relationship with foundation program officers. We will also explore having difficult conversations with the program officer from key staff departures to funding overhead costs included in your proposal. This webinar is for organizations with a history of grant writing or funded grants.

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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