Frequently Asked Questions

Reflect. Renew. Refound.

To keep our community safe, we’ve developed COVID-19 protocols that will help ensure we can take care of each other (masks are encouraged but not required):


1. All participants will be required to test negative for COVID-19 via an antigen test (at-home rapid tests) or a PCR test. Tests should be taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event venue.

2. All participants will also be required to show proof of vaccination status upon arrival at the on-site registration desk. Participants may request a reasonable accommodation if they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, or if it conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Requests must be emailed to prior to arrival.


Proof of negative tests and vaccination status must be verified through the CLEAR app. Please be sure to complete the following steps before arriving at the on-site registration desk:


1. Download the CLEAR app:

2. Click on Create Health Pass and enter the code: THEWELL

3. Enroll or verify your identity in CLEAR (you'll need a gov't photo ID handy and good lighting to snap a quick selfie!)

4. Add your vaccination record and upload a negative COVID test

5. Complete your Health Survey


Green means you're good to go!

The most current agenda is available on the microsite:


We will continue to update the agenda with additional details and confirmed speakers. Please keep an eye out for emails from!

Please arrive at the JW Marriott in time for The Well Launch on Monday, November 14, at 12pmET. Registration opens at 11am. **We recommend arriving on Sunday, November 13 so you can attend the full program!


Please plan to depart The Well on Wednesday, November 16. If you are participating in any of the Small Group Action Planning sessions below, plan to depart the JW Marriott after 12pm.


Wednesday Small Group Action Planning (9-12pmET)


  • Emerging Leaders Closing and Debrief || The Emerging Leaders cohort will gather to reflect on The Well experience and synthesize key takeaways for their work as social impact leaders going forward.
  • Faith-Based Social Impact Gathering || Faith-based social entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem builders will come together to build community and discuss specific implications of The Well experience for their work.
  • New Profit Portfolio Meetups
    • 9:00 - 10:00am || All current New Profit social entrepreneurs are invited to gather for an optional breakfast
    • 10:00am - 12:00pm || Cohorts from the New Profit Catalyze portfolio will meet and participate in programming specific to each cohort.

The Well will bring together a community of social entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, philanthropists, and other social impact leaders. Our aim is to create and nourish an unprecedented multiracial, intergenerational, cross-sector coalition for change.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate multiple attendees from grantee-partner organizations due to the size of the event. We won’t have space for all of our partner organizations to bring someone additional.

The Well will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. There will be a few offsite events but all within walking distance of the JW Marriott.

There are several hotels located nearby the event venue (JW Marriott) and offsite events. Please note that the discount rates for these hotels have expired but you can still book your lodging directly on the hotel website:


Confirmed attendees are expected to book their own travel arrangements to The Well. 

If you would like to inquire about financial assistance available to cover travel and lodging expenses, please email

  • - BWI - Baltimore, MD (approximately a 45-minute drive from the venue)
  • - DCA - Arlington, VA (approximately a 15-minute drive from the venue)
  • - IAD - Dulles, VA (approximately a 45-minute drive from the venue)

Union Station (approximately a 15-minute drive from the venue)

With an eye toward maximizing value for all participants, we are collaborating with 17 co-designers from our community to create the program for The Well. The themes that we intend to explore include:




  • Reputation to Revenue Gap

Leaders of color are often seen as “admirable,” but continue to lack equitable access to financial support. And with billions pledged to support them – little has been paid out. As part of ensuring that equity work is not just a temporary trend, how can we increasingly unlock capital for proximate leaders and leaders of color?


  • Accelerating Trust 

One of the greatest barriers to equitable grantmaking is limited trust across identity and lived experience. Where there’s absence of trust, there’s often a presumption of risk, so all too often, investments are made in those whose worldview feels “familiar.” What are ways to accelerate trust in order to drive equitable access to capital across identity and sectors?


  • Victorious Collaborations

Cross-sector alignment and partnership have the power to move markets. How do we eliminate the notion that it’s “high-risk” and therefore simply “charitable” to invest in proximate leaders? What examples of victorious collaboration can we lift up as models to put this notion to rest once and for all?




  • Prioritizing Well-being 

Rest is essential to the hard work of changemaking. What does it look like to center wellness within our work and to encourage others, particularly social entrepreneurs in our communities, to do the same? How can we build the case for healing as a critical practice for those who are not yet convinced? 


  • Restoring the Health of the Nation

With national discourse increasingly amplifying tribalism and binary (“us vs. them”) thinking, how do we advance healing and reconciliation? How can we collectively  accept the true history of our country?




  • American Evolution 

We will gather at The Well shortly after the midterm elections and as the 2024 presidential landscape begins to take shape. At the same time, the country’s upcoming 250th anniversary marks a distinct opportunity to re-examine and design systems that can strengthen the experiment of American democracy. What is our vision for an evolution of America? How can we look back to go forward?


  • Amplifying Today’s Movements for Justice: Intersectionality and Interdependence 

2020 brought new attention to varying and intersectional dimensions of the justice movement, many of which have been underway for years and continue today. What have we learned the past two years, and how can we ensure that these movements endure? Specifically, what are the opportunities, need for, and barriers to solidarity across identity (race, gender, class, and others)?


  • Effective Intergenerational Collaborations

Younger generations have always played critical roles in ushering in new movements for change, and older generations bring valuable perspective from having confronted many of today’s challenges in earlier forms. How can we increase cohesion and alignment on vision and values across generations? Where have people found strategies and cultural norms that enable people to build on their collective strengths across generations?

Time Block Quantity
Monday, November 14
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM (2) Minibus shuttles - Eaton to JW
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (1) Coach bus - Williard-Eaton hotels with possible stop at Washington
Tuesday, November 15
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM (2)Minibus shuttles - Eaton to JW
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (1) Coach bus - Williard-Eaton hotels with possible stop at Washington
Wednesday, November 16
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM (2) Minibus shuttles - Eaton to JW
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*The Well is an invite-only event and invitations are non-transferable.