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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.
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.
Nexus Global Youth Summit, New York City – July 20-22, 2016
2015 Nexus Global Youth Summit opening event at The Times Center in New York City
The 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.