The workshop was designed to allow the cohort to learn about each other’s work and “build bridges” across projects; provide tools and knowledge that will help carry impact further; dig into the learning they hope to achieve through the projects; and foster a community of allies who will challenge and support each others' work. By identifying shared principles that guide the cohort and drawing energy from the potential of these ideas, the group managed to leave with new relationships based on values, ambition and collaboration. The experience culminated in a public papal audience, where participants got the chance to hear wisdom from Pope Francis, the inspiration behind the BridgeBuilder Challenge.
Each of our Top Idea organizations has devoted time, creativity and effort into building bridges and making our world a better place. This convening marks the celebration of how far they've come and the start of their journey as the first BridgeBuilder cohort. We appreciate their thoughtfulness and ingenuity as they push us to think differently. Together, we hope to keep learning and building as we chart the course for this community’s continued impact.
Learn more about the BridgeBuilder Challenge and each of the 2017 Top Ideas