Conversation Series


Are you prepared for the future of fundraising?

Philanthropists are talking about new giving vehicles, like Donor Advised Funds and Impact Investing, every day. Most nonprofit leaders are not. In fact, most of Elevate’s clients have told us they do not even understand these new ways of giving. Is this your experience too?

If so, your organization might be missing out on the type of funder and nonprofit partnerships that lead to real social change. So, let’s start the conversation!


Join Elevate this fall for its first free Conversation Series, featuring experts in Impact Investing and Donor Advised Funds.

These sessions will start practical conversations about how to set your nonprofit up for success in a rapidly changing nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Together we’ll:

  • Talk the talk. Learn the distinctions between different types of giving, ranging Program-Related Investments and Pay for Success models to Donor Advised Funds.
  • Walk the walk. Explore what you need to do to be prepared to pursue these new types of funding.


All sessions will be hosted at The Gallery at Elevate, Elevate’s dedicated events space. The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Chinatown in Washington, DC, one block from Gallery Place metro station.

Schedule and Speakers:

De-Mystifying Impact Investing

Tuesday, November 13 at 10 am
The Gallery at Elevate

Sara Gibson, a career development professional, and Tom Bartlett, an engineer and corporate philanthropy leader, founded 20 Degrees to keep nonprofits from leaving money and partnerships on the table simply because they didn’t have the tools to explore impact investment opportunities. Together, they’ll tell you what you need to know about Program-Related/Mission-Related Investments, Opportunity Zones, and Pay for Success opportunities.

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