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Forefront was proud to welcome leaders from government, philanthropy, operating nonprofits, and more as speakers at our first-ever virtual summit on Wednesday, June 24. Our speakers shared their insights and vision on how we may remain resilient in solidarity with each other in the present while imagining our collective future. See the full schedule of the summit below. If you had registered, you can still access the summit by going to Want access to the summit? Please email for more information.

11 AM – Welcoming Remarks


11:10 AM – Rest and Resilience: A discussion between nonprofit leaders

Tricia Hersey is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. Tricia will be joined in conversation by Coya Paz, Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, for a discussion on how the people in the social impact sector can maintain their resilience, grow, and flourish in the weeks, months, and years to come. They will also explore rest as a form of resistance and critically discuss the notion that the good work of the sector requires our exhaustion.


12:04 PM – Keynote: All Hands on Deck


12:10 PM – Solidarity and the Practice of Grantmaking: A panel discussion among funders

During this turbulent present, leaders in the philanthropic community are actively co-creating a future that is more equitable and resilient for our sector and the communities they serve. This panel of grantmakers will share their perspectives on what it looks like to stand in solidarity with communities who are deeply affected by the systemic inequities COVID-19 has laid bare.


1 PM – Closing Remarks


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