Mission Forward Spring 2018 Reception

On  May 16, we hosted the Mission Forward 2018 Spring Reception at our Bethesda offices. Founder and CEO, Carrie Fox, moderated a dynamic conversation between Ed Yong—science writer at The Atlantic and New York Times bestselling author—and Liz Neeley—Executive Director of The Story Collider—about ways that all communicators can build equity and break bias in their storytelling.

Interested in learning more? Listen to our podcast from the evening and visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event.

Mission Forward at the Greater Washington Board of Trade

On April 20th, we kicked off the 2017 series of Mission Forward at the Greater Washington Board of Trade. We were joined by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Mauricio Lim Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative, who read an excerpt from new book, The Alternative, Our conversation also featured Natalie S. Burke, founder of CommonHealth ACTION, and a national leader in helping corporate leaders and communities achieve greater equity in their work. Click here to view photos from the event.

Mission Forward at the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Through candid and in-depth conversations in New York and Washington, D.C. our 2016 series examined the challenges, creativity and collaborative spirits of social innovators who are tackling major challenges of our time, paired with the philanthropist or investor who invested early in each of their big ideas. Over the course of the series, the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Stacy Palmer and Carrie Fox shared their findings together through ongoing editorial coverage.

Read more about past events and explore photos from the 2016 series.

Mission Forward NY

Mission Forward NYC

Featuring Plinio Ayala, Per Scholas and Donn Weinberg, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Mission Forward D.C.

Mission Forward D.C.

Featuring Mauricio Lim Miller, Family Independence Initiative and Clara Miller, The F.B. Heron Foundation

Mission Forward D.C.

Mission Forward D.C.

Featuring Bill Milliken Communities In Schools, Inc. Founder and Vice Chairman

Mission Forward at the Newseum

In October 2014, we brought together some of the best thinkers and leaders in philanthropy, nonprofit management, journalism, and social entrepreneurship to explore the ways in which nonprofits continue to move their missions forward amid today’s changes, challenges and opportunities. View the powerful conversations from Mission Forward below.

Opening Remarks

Delivered by Carrie Fox and Brian Fox

Conversation Lab 1:

Advancing Missions Amid New Philanthropy Models

Featuring Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners; George Jones, CEO, Bread for the City; and Nicky Goren, President & CEO, Meyer Foundation

Conversation Lab 2:

Advancing Stories for Maximum Impact

Featuring Tina Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network and Co-Author, “Fixes” Column, The New York Times

Conversation Lab 3:

Advancing Ideas and Breaking Through the Clutter

Featuring Jonathan Greenblatt, Director, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, The White House