General, Inclusive Impact, Proximity

Meet New Profit at the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit

Join us at "Ed On the Edge" as we imagine a new era in which all people have equal access to the future.

March 14, 2022

We’ll be in San Diego for the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit alongside fellow changemakers in the technology, education, workforce, philanthropic, and impact investing sectors. We’re excited to take part in the wide-ranging and impactful conversations and collaboration. If you will be in attendance (in-person or remote) be sure to tune into the following panels to hear from New Profit and visionary leaders in our network:


Securing Funding for Your Startup

Monday, April 4 at 4:10pm PDT / 7:10pm EDT

What is the secret to getting funding? Which key milestones do investors look for in the ideal startup, organization or school to partner with? What are best practices in making sure your funders are the right fit? Find out from experts in the field

Speakers: Shruti Sehra, Managing Partner, New Profit; Nasir Quadree, Zeal Capital Partners; Evelysse Vargas, Zeal Capital Partners


Community and Connection: A Conversation with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Monday, April 4 at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Loneliness severely impacts our mental and physical health, and our ability to build communities and coalitions to care for each other and create positive change in the world. Before we confront the challenges of healing from the COVID-19 pandemic and reimagining America’s broken systems, we need creative solutions to address loneliness. This conversation will discuss the importance of connection, and ways individuals, communities, and systems can take action to build more connection in our lives.

Moderator: Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO, New Profit

Speaker: Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General


The Power of Proximity

Tuesday, April 5 at 1:30pm PDT / 4:30pm EDT

Now is a pivotal moment for American society and democracy — and one that we are facing as a country fragmented across identity and ideology, compounded by a collective fear and fatigue. What is the antidote to fragmentation, fear, and fatigue? Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO of New Profit, shares strategies for change leaders to honor our interdependence through the power of proximity — ways to get closer to the communities we aim to serve, where we will find hope, expertise, and ideas that deliver on the promise of an America where everyone will thrive.

Keynote Speaker: Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO, New Profit


Proximate Policy: How Multi-Sector Strategies Can Advance Systems-Level Change

Tuesday, April 5 at 2:10pm PDT / 5:10pm EDT

What does it look like to bring philanthropy and policy together with proximate voices to advance real systems change? This session will explore how to include proximate leaders and voices in policy decisions, government task forces, procurement methods, and advocacy—and how philanthropy can advance this powerful approach to improving outcomes, including in the education and workforce sectors. Attendees will hear examples of what this looks like in practice, including through recent federal legislation and task forces, and what funders, entrepreneurs, and other changemakers can apply in their own practice.

Moderator: Jonathan Briggs, Policy Manager, America Forward

Speakers: Abby Marquand, Partner, New Profit; Adrián Pedroza, National Executive Director, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors; Evette Ellis, Co-Founder & Chief Workforce Officer, ChargerHelp!; Jessica Gunderson, Senior Advisory, Policy & Communications, Partnership for Children & Youth


Proximate Philanthropy: Being Guided by the Expertise of Proximate Leaders

Tuesday, April 5 at 3:50pm PDT / 6:50pm EDT

To develop and advance breakthrough design and solutions to the inequitable systems in our country including K12 education and workforce development, funders must look to new ways to build trust and partnerships with social entrepreneurs and leaders. In this session we’ll hear from innovative funders and organizations about the practical approaches, models, tools, and methods required to truly center the insights and perspectives of constituents and communities. Attendees will leave this session with concrete methods to implement proximity-centered strategies into their own portfolios, programs, and operations.

Moderator: Shruti Sehra, Managing Partner, New Profit

Speakers: Daniel Anello, CEO, Kids First Chicago; Kathryn Finney, Founder and Partner, Genius Guild


The Catalysts Podcast: How a New Generation of Activists is Using Inclusion to Change the World

Wednesday, April 6 at 10:10am PDT / 1:10pm EDT

In a time of global crisis, a new model for social progress has begun to emerge. It’s based on systems change thinking—a holistic approach to problem solving that dives deep into root causes without losing sight of the urgent need to relieve human suffering here and now. And it calls for a new style of leadership—not reliant on the brilliance or charisma of any single individual but drawing upon the experience, talents, resources, and wisdom of diverse partners from many walks of life. In this live podcast, the host will themselves dive deep with the leaders who are building a new model for systems change.

Moderator: Tulaine Montgomery, Co-CEO, New Profit

Speakers: Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, President and CEO, CASEL