What is NEXUS?

NEXUS is a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With thousands of members from 70 countries, we work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions.

Founded in 2011, NEXUS has hosted over 20 summits across six continents to connect young people from diverse backgrounds and link communities that would otherwise never meet. Nexus also conducts research and provides thought leadership to facilitate collaboration and build a global culture of philanthropy.

What Makes Nexus Unique?

What Makes Nexus Unique (new text from Jonah for web graphic)

The Context

Just as women’s issues mobilized women philanthropists, can the causes of young people also galvanize young wealth-holders? According to the Wealth Transfer Report, tens of trillions of dollars will transfer from older to younger generations by 2050 in the United States alone. However, the mechanisms dedicated to creating wealth far outpace those dedicated to giving it away. Too few wealth-holders are becoming strategic donors and social impact investors. How can we encourage greater generosity and socially responsible investing? How can we inspire the young and wealthy?

In the past, women have successfully come together to demand their civil rights. Across the world, young people are now doing the same. Just as women’s issues mobilized women philanthropists, can the causes of young people also galvanize young wealth-holders?

With these trends in mind, young leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists came together in 2011 to form Nexus.

Mission

NEXUS catalyzes new leadership and accelerates solutions to global problems. Our mission is to connect, inspire, and activate exceptional social innovators and the next generation of influential families around the world.

Vision

We envision a just and sustainable world that celebrates diversity and governs by the paradigm that “we are all in this together.”


Legal

NEXUS is currently a project of the Giving Back Fund.