Detroit Convening

Detroit Convening

Over 200 people participated in the Forward Cities Detroit Convening which took place over a 4 day period from June 23 through June 26 of 2015.  Of these, 69 were local leaders and donors from New Orleans, Cleveland, Durham, Washington DC and New York City.  And the...

Refreshing Your Inner Grantmaker

I recently returned from an enlightening trip to Detroit with Forward Cities, a four-city learning collaborative involving more than one hundred professionals from foundations, nonprofits, government, and business. This unusual initiative is being spearheaded by Chris...

Mansfield: Winning Detroit

Journeying through large parts of the east side of Detroit can leave you virtually speechless. I’d heard the situation was bad, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I was seeing. The word “dystopian” doesn’t adequately capture the...