In the world of nonprofits, foundations, social enterprises, and all other corners of the social sector, everyone is striving to make a difference, but it can be challenging to truly effect change without the help of an engaged network of allies in our fields. Building strong networks can help us do our work better, and it can help us help others to do their work better, too. The more we connect both with likeminded individuals and with people outside of our usual circles, the more powerful the sector can become.
On that note, Foundation Center is further strengthening its role as a convener. We’ve been listening to the feedback you have given us over the last few years, and have noticed that many of you are looking for opportunities to come together and connect with your peers. In response to this need, we’re exploring many possible ways to bring the people of the social sector together.
With that in mind, take some time out of your schedule to join us on the evening of Thursday, September 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm for Changemakers Come Alive! A Social Sector Happy Hour at Bar 13, Foundation Center’s first happy hour event for nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, foundation professionals, and anyone else working for the greater good. Summer is almost over, some of the busiest months of the year are about to get started, so find a few moments while you can to enjoy the energetic, idealistic company of your peers in the nonprofit world and beyond. Join us to meet some great people over a refreshing beverage, and build meaningful connections. Also, if you RSVP in advance, you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win some terrific Foundation Center prizes.
Finding ways to bring people together is a major priority for us. Happy hours are one of the ways that we’re working to make this happen. If you have suggestions for additional ideas, let us know! We’re listening.