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“Dave Moss is only 33 years old. But he’s already helped donate about $5 million. Last year Mr. Moss created the Unfunded List, which critiques start-up nonprofits’ rejected grant proposals and suggests alternative sources of funding. In most settings, Mr. Moss’ story would be exceptional. At a recent Washington gathering of the scions of some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential families, it was just another in the crowd. NEXUS is not your parents’ philanthropy conference. The recent iteration took place at the White House and the United States Institute of Peace over three days earlier this month, a networking bonanza that convened close to 200 young people with names like Bush and Tutu along with idealistic social entrepreneurs and impact investors.”
“”Yet somehow, people used to private jets and luxury events are clamoring for a ticket, all trying to get into an event that has become the unlikely frontrunner in the race to transition optimistic conversations into real actions. Speakers like Alessandra Orofino, the Founder of Meu Rio, and Jack Andraka, the high school senior who created a faster, cheaper, and more accurate test for pancreatic cancer, are two of the many reasons why NEXUS has found success. By putting earnest people on stage who spend more time doing good than talking about it, Nexus makes their priorities clear. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most eloquent , what matters is that you have a story to tell.””
The NEXUS movement, which was started at the UN in New York three years ago, attracted about 200 people to the event, hosted by the Foundation for Young Australians and, featured a long list of big names including NEXUS Co-Founder Rachel Gerrol, LeapFrog Founder Andy Kuper and G(irls)20 President and CEO Farah Mohamed. Attendee Holly Ransom moved the conversation towards leadership and spoke of a real need for a different kind of leadership in the philanthropy… “I think that we’ll start seeing different models of collaborating and partnerships to achieve social impact..””
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