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Our Projects

Joy-Raising helps all businesses not only reach, but exceed their goals. Our experience helps us lay out a strategy that perfectly fits our clients. This collaboration is essential for the successful transition from strategy, to plan, to action. Learn about some of our past projects below, and get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Conversation Between Colleagues

Global Expansion

Informative Interview

Corporate Identity Campaign

Standing Meeting

Brand Redesign

Turning a New Page

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An Innovative Solution

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A Story of Success

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In The Room Where It Happens: Board Chairs Speak
12:00 PM PST

Board chairs share their experiences as leaders. Why is it important that we're in the room?

Nonprofit boards depend on the skill, investment and availability of its members. The spoken and unspoken expectations of trustees can make it difficult for underrepresented groups to access opportunities to serve or to fully contribute. These leaders will share their insight about their successful journeys in board leadership. Join Reveta Bowers, James Calleroz White, George Dickinson and Crystal Mickles for a riveting conversation.

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Reveta Bowers

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Board Chair, Spirit of Atlanta

Manager Business Development at Caliche Development Partners

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Crystal Mickles

Board Chair, Live Oak School San Francisco

Regulatory Relations, Wells Fargo

What Philanthropy Can Learn From Venture Capital
1:30 PM

Vision, passion and trust: Investing in leadership will lead to the greatest returns

It's easy to conclude that venture capital and philanthropy are vastly different. And in many ways, they are. But there are important overlaps that can provide guidance as the nonprofit world strives for excellence, growth and sustaining operations through turbulent times. Join these luminiary leaders-- Erik Moore and Dr. Trent Haywood--  to learn valuable insights that can help those who lead and invest in  philanthropy to achieve greater success by enhancing our expectations and trusting our talented nonprofit leaders as they endeavor to meet challenging goals. 

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Erik Moore

Founder and Managing Director, Base Ventures

Founder, Knowality

Former Chief Medial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Co-Founder and General Partner, Reach Capital

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Legacy Building Through Storytelling
9:30 AM

Vision, passion and trust: Investing in leadership will lead to the greatest returns

Kathy Sledge! Yes, THAT Kathy Sledge will join her daughter Kristen and seasoned journalist and author Ayana Byrd for a fascinating conversation about legacy, storytelling and philanthropy. For decades Kathy's music has been the soundtrack of some of our most festive and memorable moments. Together with her daughter Kristen, Kathy created an online interactive talk show on IG called #family room that has brought together fans and family during the difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ayana Byrd is an author, journalist and screenwriter who has contributed to some of the most important conversations about race, beauty and culture over the last 20 years. 

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Singer, Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist

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Author, Journalist, Screenwriter

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Day 2- Thursday, June 24
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST

Legacy - Foundations - Wellness- Impacting Systems

9:00 AM*   Welcome Back

9:30 AM    Kathy Sledge- Legacy Building 

11:00 AM  Foundation Leaders Speak

12:00 PM  Wellness as Your Superpower

1:00 PM    Systems Changing Philanthropy

*All times are  Pacific Standard Time

Pulling Back the Curtain: Foundation Leaders Forum
11:00 AM PST

Power and Purpose

Foundations have a rich history of investment in solving some of the most important challenges that we face. Whether institutional or private, foundations enjoy a powerful role on the landscape of solutions sought through philanthropy. Hear from foundation leaders about how they approach their work addressing large scale issues and how you can explore ways to join them. Dalila Wilson Scott, Tovah McCord and Raena Saddler will share their insights from their unique vantage points as foundation leaders.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
Comcast Corporation
President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

Executive Director, Northern Illinois Community Initiatives

Product Manager, Social Impact

Our Valued Summit Sponsors

We are grateful to partner with these Individuals and organizations to support Summit Fellows

To help ensure that cost is not barrier to participation in the Summit, we've partnered with these individuals and organizations. A major goal of The Summit is to build the pipeline of people of color who participate in philanthropy professionally. In addition, we aim to support professionals already in philanthropy as they continue to make an impact and thrive.

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Bronze Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor



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Bronze Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Systems Changing Philanthropy

Advancing innovative philanthropic solutions to conquer our biggest challenges

Nicole Taylor and Issac Vaughn will have one of the most important conversations in philanthropy this year with us at The Summit. With more than $6B in assets, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is the largest community foundation in the country, by a lot. Nicole Taylor is the CEO and she and SVCF Board member Isaac Vaughn will discuss the privilege, power and potential of community foundations thoughout the country. Come and gain insight from Nicole and Issac in this rare and meaningful conversation.

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President and CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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COO, Zenefits
Board Member,
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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