Annual Impact Forums

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What Went Wrong with Doing Good? Reimagining Our Response to Material Poverty

Thursday, December 7 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – William & Mary School of Education, Williamsburg VA

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Shawn Duncan, Director of Training & Consulting
Focused Community Strategies & The Lupton Center  

Signature Event
Join us for our 11th Annual Impact Forum which will include a presentation and roundtable discussions designed to create community-wide momentum for transforming our communities. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Shawn Duncan, whose work around the country is focused on multi-sector coalition building for community impact. Dr. Duncan’s presentation and the roundtable discussions will include:

            • why current models are not producing the desired outcomes
            • the importance of creating a common language for collaborative work
            • how to catalyze a movement toward long-term impact.
            • an example of flourishing place-based work in Atlanta, Georgia and the data behind this process
            • what this can mean for our local communities on the Peninsula.

Additional Events – with area nonprofit leaders and community stakeholders:

            • December 6 – Newport News/Hampton Neighborhood Driving Tour / late afternoon coffee
            • December 6 – Dinner with Dr. Duncan, area Foundation leaders, and lead Forum sponsors
            • December 7 – Williamsburg Neighborhood Driving Tour / morning coffee

To REGISTER, click here.

To join us as a Sponsor, click here to learn about the multiple sponsorships available, and the value-added benefits of each.

2023 Keynote Sponsor

2023 Program Sponsor

2023 Lunch Sponsor

2023 Table Sponsors


Our Annual Impact Forums bring together nonprofit leaders, community leaders, and senior-level decision makers from the public and private sectors to discuss emerging issues in the region, and beyond, and the collective impact we can make in addressing these issues. Previous topics have included “The Changing Face of Corporate Philanthropy,” “The Overhead Myth,” “Generational Dynamics in the Nonprofit, Public, and Private Sectors,” “Intentional Philanthropy,” and “Employee Engagement and Social Impact,” and “Current and Future State of the Nonprofit Sector.”

In 2022, we held our 10th Annual Impact Forum which also served as a our 15th Anniversary Celebration. The program included a focus on the power of true collaboration in our region and featured the Home First Program, a collaboration among 3E Restoration, Bacon Street Youth & Family Services, and the City of Williamsburg; and the team at Lackey Clinic about multiple collaborative initiatives they have launched with the City of Newport News, THRIVE Peninsula, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic, H.E.L.P., Olde Towne Medical Clinic, and others!