Education, Inclusive Impact, Proximity

New Profit at SXSW EDU 2023

Join us for engaging discussions about philanthropy, proximity, and parent engagment.

January 19, 2023

Several New Profit leaders will be on-site at SXSW EDU for a series of discussions aimed at shifting the way we think about, design, and implement innovations in education, economic mobility, philanthropy, and elsewhere. We hope you’ll join us at the following sessions!

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Reimagining the Role of Philanthropy in Education


The most effective solutions to systemic challenges in education will come from leaders and organizations grounded in the communities they serve — yet national philanthropy often looks for scalable solutions that work across contexts. This meet-up, hosted by New Profit and the Gates Foundation with special guests, is a space for honest dialogue about how funders and social entrepreneurs can co-design solutions, shift resources and practices, and advance a new era of equity and shared power.


Monday, March 6 at 11:30AM CT – Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 408


Beyond the PTA: Reimagining Parent Engagement


Now is a pivotal moment for American society — and the future of the country’s education system is at stake. How do we co-create a new education system that is equitable and works for everyone? Hear from an expert panel about how changemakers can transform the education system by centering parent voices, with an emphasis on multi-racial and multi-generational coalition building to improve student outcomes.


Monday, March 6 at 1-2pm CT – Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB

Proximity is Powerful Technology for Change SXSW EDU 2023

Proximity is Powerful Technology for Change


Breakthrough solutions for our most intractable problems often come from the communities most impacted by inequitable systems — yet the social sector struggles to invest accordingly. How do we break away from the dominant culture and strategies of philanthropy to co-design solutions with the people closest to the issues we’re trying to solve? This panel will delve into how philanthropic leaders are shifting culture and funding structure and getting closer to transformational impact.


Thursday, March 9 at 10-11am CT – Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB