About Upswell

Health

We mean every dimension of it. The physical and mental health of our community members. The operational health of our organizations and sector. The existential health of our nation’s democracy. If we’re going to thrive, we need to get healthy first.

Racial Equity

We are the difference between a moment and momentum. Remember how you felt during last year’s racial reckoning? Our imperative is to accelerate that feeling into perpetual action – and hold ourselves measurably accountable in our collective pursuit of equity and justice.

Upswell 2021 Is About Two Things

Health

We mean every dimension of it. The physical and mental health of our community members. The operational health of our organizations and sector. The existential health of our nation’s democracy. If we’re going to thrive, we need to get healthy first.

Racial Justice

We are the difference between a moment and momentum. Remember how you felt during last year’s racial reckoning? Our imperative is to accelerate that feeling into perpetual action – and hold ourselves measurably accountable in our collective pursuit of equity and justice.

Why are we focused on these themes?

Here’s the Big Picture

Upswell Is Powered by Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse community of changemakers at nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive. As the vital meeting ground, we advance our mission by fostering a sense of belonging, catalyzing action, and providing policy leadership across the full breadth of the charitable sector.

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