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Curated By New Profit
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What is the well?

Honest dialogue

with a strong
bias for action.

The Well will enable social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other social impact leaders to take stock and lay the groundwork for us to collectively strengthen our nation as we approach America’s 250th birthday in 2026. Together, we will listen, learn, and create brave spaces for honest dialogue with a strong bias for action. We will prioritize our health and well-being as changemakers so we can prepare for the work ahead. We will also make time for joy, fun, and celebration.

How do we build the well?

Building The Well Experience
Through Co-Design

New Profit is honored to collaborate with a visionary group of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other social impact leaders from across sectors to design programming and content for The Well. The co-design group represents a wide range of viewpoints and experiences, helping us advance our larger aspiration of building a multiracial, intergenerational, cross-sector coalition for change.

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Man speaking on stage, holding up New Profit branded cube

What is new profit?

For social entrepreneurs

by social entrepreneurs

New Profit is a venture philanthropy organization that backs social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America. New Profit exists to build a bridge between these leaders and a community of philanthropists who are committed to partnering and catalyzing their impact. New Profit provides unrestricted grants and strategic support to a portfolio of organizations led by visionary social entrepreneurs to increase their impact, scale, and sustainability. It also partners with social entrepreneurs and other cross-sector leaders to shift how government and philanthropy pursue social change to ensure that all people can thrive. Since its founding in 1998, New Profit has invested over $350M in 130+ organizations and, through the America Forward Coalition’s collective advocacy efforts, has unlocked over $1.7B in government funding for social innovation.

At the well, we will:

Restore & nourish

Restore and nourish ourselves in community with social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other social impact leaders.

Build relationships

Connect with each other and build a multiracial, intergenerational, cross-sector coalition for change.

Create a positive vision

Move beyond what needs to be dismantled and create a positive vision for what an alternative world looks like, with a focus on what our community can do to get there.

Co-CEO of New Profit speaking on a stage
  • Heather McGhee Heather McGhee Author, Educator, and Activist
  • Jim Shelton Jim Shelton Chief Investment and Impact Officer Blue Meridian Partners
  • Bibb Hubbard Bibb Hubbard Founder & President Learning Heroes
  • Peter Storey Peter Storey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry Duke University Divinity School
  • JaNay Queen Nazaire JaNay Queen Nazaire Senior Advisor, PSG Co-Founder, Blk Grvty
  • Nick Tilsen Nick Tilsen President & CEO NDN Collective
  • Dany Green Dany Green Mixed Media Artist Washington, D.C.
  • Morgan Dixon Morgan Dixon Co-Founder and CEO GirlTrek
  • Tulaine Montgomery Tulaine Montgomery Co-CEO and Co-Curator New Profit
  • Shawn Dove Shawn Dove Managing Partner and Co-Curator New Profit
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham Brittany Packnett Cunningham Founder and Principal Love & Power Works
  • Morgan Dixon Morgan Dixon Co-Founder and CEO GirlTrek
  • Dr. David Johns Dr. David Johns Executive Director National Black Justice Coalition
  • Gerry Roll Gerry Roll Executive Director Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
  • Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson President & CEO Children's Defense Fund
  • Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna CEO and Co-Founder Reboot
  • Felix Ruano Felix Ruano Co-Founder and President Subject
  • Big Picture Learning Big Picture Learning Leadership Journeys
  • Syncopated Ladies Syncopated Ladies Female Tap Dance Band
  • Anderson Sainci Anderson Sainci Director, Office of Shared Prosperity City of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Romero Wesson Romero Wesson CEO WESSON + Partners
  • Rafiq Kalam Id-Din Rafiq Kalam Id-Din Founder & Managing Partner Embed Charter School
  • Teresa Hodge Teresa Hodge President Mission: Launch, Inc.
  • Melinda Weekes-Laidlow Melinda Weekes-Laidlow Social Change Architect Founder & CEO Beautiful Ventures
  • Ken Himmelman Ken Himmelman Executive Director Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jamie Sears Jamie Sears Managing Director, Community Impact & Corporate Responsibility UBS
  • Ellen Horing Ellen Horing President Highgate Partners
  • Dillon Bernard Dillon Bernard Founder, Amplify Pledge Creative Director, Dillon Bernard Media
  • Curt Ellis Curt Ellis Co-Founder & CEO FoodCorps
  • Chris Chatmon Chris Chatmon CEO & Co-Founder Kingmakers of Oakland
  • Adrian Haro Adrian Haro CEO The Workers Lab
  • Héctor Sánchez-Flores Héctor Sánchez-Flores Executive Director National Compadres Network
  • Jeff Jones and Leslie Salmon Jones Jeff Jones and Leslie Salmon Jones Co-Founders Afro Flow Yoga
  • Joyce Hobson Johnson Joyce Hobson Johnson Co-Executive Director Beloved Community Center of Greensboro
  • Desmond Meade Desmond Meade Executive Director Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
  • MESHELLE MESHELLE The Indie-Mom of Comedy
  • Pilin Anice Pilin Anice Movement & Wellness Guide
  • Vanessa Kirsch Vanessa Kirsch Founder and Co-CEO New Profit
  • Dr. César A. Cruz Dr. César A. Cruz Founder The FREEdom School of Homies Empowerment
  • DJ Signal DJ Signal
  • DuPont Brass DuPont Brass Brass-Driven Supergroup
  • Pedro Castiñeiras & Yoii Moore Pedro Castiñeiras & Yoii Moore Salsa Instructors
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