Nexus Initiatives

Nexus is committed to action. Through our Summits we build networks, facilitate learning, and inspire collaboration. As a movement we advocate for and influence the creation of public policies that help increase and improve philanthropy as well as to advance the potential of youth. We have developed the following initiatives to serve as action points for the growing Nexus network.

Nexus Campaign for Philanthropy
Recognizing the value of tax incentives for philanthropy, the power of public-private partnerships for philanthropic work, and the social value of public generosity and donor education, we advocate for public policies that support more effective philanthropy and social impact investing. Read more here.

Nexus Learning Journeys
In an effort to help the Nexus membership to strengthen its leadership skills we have conducted two learning journeys, one to the Arctic and one to the African Savanna.

Nexus Platform
As a platform, we encourage and support participant-led collaborative projects that are new, innovative and scalable and that develop new knowledge and social impact. Several independent projects that have come from the Nexus community so far include:

satisfeito logo Satisfeito is a global movement that prevents food waste and combats child hunger by providing restaurants and their customers with the chance to help non-profit organizations around the world.
PVBLIC Foundation Logo HR PVBLIC Foundation is an in-kind grant-making organization that harnesses the power of unused media assets to drive social change.
Constellation logo wht bkgrnd 1 Constellation is an imaging system that empowers patients to conduct quick, cost-effective, full body scans for signs of skin cancer every month in the privacy of their homes, or in health clubs, doctors’ offices and other commercial settings.
Good Super logo white bkgrnd 001 Good Super is Australia’s first social impact retirement fund. With a highly differentiated investment mandate, the fund seeks to deliver a competitive financial return while investing in profitable socially responsible companies.
Organize is a new venture working to decrease the organ shortage in the US, and ultimately abroad, by applying smarter and more streamlined technologies, building creative partnerships, and advocating for data-driven policies.
Orphan Opportunity Fund The Orphan Opportunity Fund supports extraordinary local leaders that care for critically vulnerable children living without parents around the world.
The Next Mile Project provides nonprofits with committed pro-bono legal and professional services, access to subject matter experts, a source of funding, and knowledge resources from peer nonprofits in a collaborative workspace on the Boston waterfront.
Common Ground Donor Network logo wht bkgrnd 1 The Common Ground Donor Network convenes high-level, public policy philanthropists from across religious, cultural, and ideological divides to break bread, discuss issues, and explore collaboration.

The Future
Driven by our annual Global Youth Summit and Regional Youth Summits, Nexus initiatives showcase positive role-models, develop shared learning experiences, and demonstrate the potential of partnership working across diverse communities.