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May 2020: NationSwell in the News

May 27, 2020
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May 2020: NationSwell in the News

We’re proud that the work we’re doing to build a more resilient future is reaching audiences far and wide through some of our nation’s most prestigious newsrooms and magazines. As a valued member of our audience, we wanted to share with you three instances from our recent coverage.

1. “From Military Service to Civilian Leadership” — The Atlantic

In the Atlantic, reporter James Fallows profiles the work NationSwell has done since our founding, praising our team and our ecosystem of partners and Council members for “trying to be part of an answer for America, and of the resilient capacity of citizens in the absence of national leadership.” Read our profile here.

2. “How NationSwell Is Mobilizing Business and Philanthropy to Help Build It Back Better” — Forbes

In Forbes, columnist Afdhel Aziz caught up with NationSwell CEO and founder Greg Behrman for a deep dive on our #BuildItBackBetter initiative, which is convening purpose-driven leaders across sectors to build a society that’s more diverse, equitable, inclusive and resilient than the one COVID-19 disrupted. “We know that it’s challenging to lift our gaze and to think and plan beyond the immediate moment,” Behrman notes in his interview. “But, history shows us that our biggest crises also open up the aperture for paradigmatic change. So, the time is now. ” Read more about our #BuildItBackBetter initiative in Forbes here, and sign up for more information on how you can get involved here.

3. “Paint and a Paintbrush Are Rebuilding Community for Austin’s Homeless” — The Webbys

NationSwell’s original video, “Paint and a Paintbrush…” , received an honor from the Webbys, an annual award celebrating the best of the internet, in the category of Documentary: Longform. “The work represents the very best of what we’ve done so far in our editorial storytelling efforts,” Anthony Smith, NationSwell V.P. of Published Content + Growth, told the team. “I couldn’t be more proud of how producers Sean Ryon and Hallie Steiner told this story, and how it exemplifies our approach of finding human narratives to tell stories of systemic problems and the people getting to work trying to solve them.” Watch the video here.

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We’re looking forward to sharing more with you on a regular basis.

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