NEXUS is a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. We work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions.

Founded in 2011, NEXUS puts the hope and promise of young people on the world stage by bringing together leaders at NEXUS events around the world for inspiration, education, dialogue, and collaborative problem solving.

Why now?

The world is at a crossroads. Social and environmental tensions are growing. Technology has made the global village increasingly interconnected and interdependent. People everywhere are seeking transformative ideas, new resources, and new leadership to ensure a more peaceful and sustainable future. And, through NEXUS, younger generations rise to meet the challenge.

Upcoming Regional and Global Events

The 4th Annual NEXUS USA Summit will convene January 31 – February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC

The NEXUS Africa Forum will convene February 20-21, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa

The 4th NEXUS Australia Summit will convene on March 18-20, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

The 3rd NEXUS Asia Summit will convene on March 23-25, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia

The 5th NEXUS Europe Summit will convene on April 24-26, 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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2015 NEXUS Global Youth Summit opening event at The Times Center in New York City

NEXUS & Whitman Institute release white paper, “Born to Give: A Human Approach to Catalyzing Philanthropy.”

Born to Give homepage imageThe white paper “Born to Give: A Human Approach to Catalyzing Philanthropy” was authored by Katie Greenman and Jonah Wittkamper in partnership with the Whitman Institute. Born to Give proposes that, instead of focusing on the technicalities of philanthropy, focusing on the social and emotional development behind philanthropists is the most effective approach to not only increase generosity but also to advance the well-being of all involved. This report shares that while various studies indicate that this next generation of leaders is one of the most culturally diverse, socially collaborative and value-driven groups in history, being a person of wealth often can be an isolating experience. As a result, the sense of connection and social skill development that often fuels giving may be limited for young people of wealth. Click here to read the full report.