Over the last 10 years, the Gathering has not only helped drive a new agenda for the social innovation movement, but has also led to tangible action that has changed the face of philanthropy and social service.
The Gathering is the single biggest and highest quality set of individuals that one could interact with from an intellectual perspective, and from a partnership perspective. It's the cream of the crop of people in the social sector.
Vineet Singal, Co-Founder & CEO, CareMessage
At the 2015 Gathering, participants boldly addressed race and diversity and how they play out in the social sector and in society more broadly, and other issues including technology, inclusiveness, and social change.
When you join New Profit, you're now immersed in a community and surrounded by leaders who are constantly asking themselves what does it mean to lead and scale an organization and drive maximum impact? This is unique; there are very few networks that I've encountered 25 years in this work that bring that ability.
The launch of America Forward and the persistent incorporation of policy perspectives in the Gathering helped social entrepreneurs shift from being resistant to work with government.
The idea of America Forward was sparked by David Gergen's call to action at the first Gathering of Leaders.
2005: The inception of the Gathering of Leaders, introducing and connecting many of the foundational ideas and frameworks that have helped to shape our nation's social innovation agenda.