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100&Change, Lever for Change

Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s  Awards and Fellows Program, and CEO of Lever for Change, and Cindy Moelis, President of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, will be guests on the Nonprofit Utopia Podcast on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST. The Nonprofit Utopia Podcast is an extension of the online community, and provides a forum in which nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, Founder of Nonprofit Utopia, LLC, is the host. The show will stream live from The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio iTunes and Stitcher and on the Nonprofit Utopia website.

Conrad will share lessons learned from the inaugural round of MacArthur’s 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to solve one of the world’s critical social challenges, and let listeners know how they may apply for the current round. She will also talk about the recent launch of Lever for Change and provide an overview of upcoming contests.  Moelis will discuss the Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s partnership with Lever for Change to launch the $10 million Chicago Prize and let listeners know how they may apply. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in a live chat, and links to application resources will be provided on the episode page. Prospective applicants are especially encouraged to call in. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121.

The mission of the Nonprofit Utopia community is to develop the next generation of ethical nonprofit leaders through networking and ongoing professional development and training.

 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

Lever for Change is a MacArthur affiliate, whose mission is to unlock philanthropic capital and accelerate positive social change around the world’s biggest challenges.

Founded by Penny Pritzker and Brian Traubert, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation combines the family’s passion for Chicago with the expertise of innovative partners to increase economic opportunity.


Keywords: Capacity Building, Cecilia Conrad, Cindy Moelis, Community Development, nonprofit podcasts, Nonprofit Utopia, Organizational Development, Valerie F. Leonard

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