Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is locally grounded, community-informed, and nationally relevant platform driven by the voices and experiences changemakers from across the country.
Born out of the Independent Sector Annual Conference, Upswell was created in 2018 to be a central meeting place for all changemakers, including community activists, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, business and corporate leaders, academics, journalists, and others partnering to build a healthy and just nation.
Pop-Up Registration is Open!
In 2023, we are thrilled to offer some virtual and in-person Upswell experiences:
April 25: Upswell Pop-Up, Virtual
June 20: Upswell Pop-Up, Virtual
November 15-17: Upswell Summit in Dallas-Forth Worth
Submit your session ideas to co-create Upswell. We are looking for workshops, focus groups, Spark Talks, science and tech demos, and arts offerings by Tuesday, March 28.
Considering our collective goal of creating a racially just nation, we are looking for the best ideas, innovations, lessons-learned in the following areas:
- The well-being and care of changemakers and our communities is imperative, especially considering the impact of the pandemic and uncertainties and volatilities of the last couple years. This is also a necessary precondition to any collective actions we take.
- Bridging differences toward justice and belonging. Finding ways to build bridges across our shared humanity while acknowledging and appreciating what makes each of us different is needed to harness the collective power to challenge.
- Transforming and changing systems through advocacy and public policy. Only when we focus our efforts to challenging, disrupting, and focusing on systems can we create a racially just nation.
IS and SVP Dallas Partner for Upswell 2023
Independent Sector and Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas are combining focuses to bring SVP Dallas’s annual social impact conference, bigBANG!Tx, to life as part of the 2023 Upswell Summit held November 15-17 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Our Success is Created Through Partnerships
We depend on generous support through sponsorships to bring leaders from across the sector together. The Upswell team looks forward to working with you to craft a partnership package meets your needs and budget.
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Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is a locally grounded, community-informed, and nationally relevant platform driven by the voices and experiences of changemakers from across the country. Born out of the Independent Sector Annual Conference, Upswell was created in 2018 to be a central meeting place for all changemakers, including community activists, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, academics, journalists, and others doing social good.