While these days our nation often seems divided on most issues, we can all generally agree that over the past two years our country has been faced with many challenges. In October of 2017, the #MeToo Movement gained global attention, following sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, in response to the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. A year ago last month, our nation was paralyzed by the Parkland, FL school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff members – sparking the #MarchForOurLives protest for stricter gun control. And it was just last summer that beloved personalities like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade passed away due to mental illness – encouraging more conversation around the much-needed support for the disease.
We are living in a new world today, where social issues have become a part of everyday discussion, priority and assumed responsibility for consumers and brands alike. What does this evolving socio-political climate mean for the cause landscape nationwide? And what does it mean for the social causes that are not currently facing a rise in “popularity”? Join CEO and Co-Founder Brittany Hill for a timely discussion on:
• Catalist’s 2018 Issue Revolution Report’s key findings, including the top 5 social issues Americans support, as well as the fastest-growing social issues that Americans find most relevant to them
• Key marketplace examples of emerging issues garnering new, significant social impact dollars, including TOMS’ campaign to end gun violence
• Guest insights from brand and nonprofit leaders engaged in leading emerging social causes, including TerraCycle’s Lexus Woznicki and NAMI's Katrina Gay
• Brittany’s key insights and recommendations for nonprofits on facing the evolving landscape and competitive challenge to create relevancy and sense of urgency within the corporate sector, especially for those causes that do not make the top 5 list