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How I Came to Care: The Power of Knowing & Sharing Your Impact Origin Story

Kristine Michie July 8, 2022

Audience will participate in a facilitated Impact Timeline exercise where they’ll describe and depict their Impact Origin Story, answering questions like, “How I came to care,” and “The first time I felt like a ___ (philanthropist, activist, impact investor, etc.)” and other prompts, which they will then share in small circles using guided-discussion templates. Each small group will then build a shared timeline, using colored Post-its to mark five key impact milestones in their journey, marking when and where various key moments took place, and uncover places of overlap and convergence related to world events, personal chronology, etc. We will spend the last 30 minutes populating a Shared Future Timeline, wherein we will ask ourselves what work lies ahead and explore the prompt “What is my role?” and “Where are my allies?” Two co-hosts will share their stories at the outset of the session for inspiration and example.



Meta Themes

  • Accountability

  • Reimagine Systems


#impact #allies #changemakers #elders #selfcare #

Purpose and Desired Outcome

By exploring memories and moments of activism, and the family members, teachers, mentors, and/or ancestors that inspired our work and desire to make the world a better place, guests will feel proud, inspired, and buoyed up by their peers. By building a shared timeline, a sense of community and camaraderie will develop. We will seek to spark conversation about the search for the right role for allies and BIPOC changemakers, for elders and newbies, for leaders who have lived experience and those whose work is grounded in privilege.


  • Service Providers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameKristine Michie
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationImpactFull Inc.
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSam Lewis
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationAnti-Recidivism Coalition
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAna Oliveira
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationNY Women's Foundation
  • StatusConfirmed
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