Important Update Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Important Update Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

UPDATED 3/24/20
In light of updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the recently declared state of emergency, and out of concern for the health and safety of our community, MIE will no longer be holding a live event in Atlanta. Instead, we're taking the MIE 2020 National Conference online!
 
We are committed to creating a Virtual Conference that will serve as a space to engage at a time when it is more important and urgent than ever to meet, collaborate, and build community in new ways. In this spirit, MIE is embracing creativity while centering our thoughts on the individuals and communities that are experiencing harm around the world, including those directly affected by illness and healthcare workers who place themselves at risk every day. We are also concerned about reports that certain racial groups and nationalities are being targeted in connection to the virus. As a values-oriented organization, we continue to lead with empathy and respect, and have provided resources below that support your health and offer ideas on how philanthropy can support others. And as we mobilize with urgency, view our synthesis from a Twitter chat on COVID-19 intended to surface ideas for impact investors — see below for details. 
 
While we are working quickly to adapt policies and programming related to the Conference, we also urge you to consider the financial implications to MIE, a nonprofit, of ticket refunds as we face these unprecedented circumstances. We are deeply grateful to the MIE community, as well as the Conference speakers, vendors, partners, and sponsors for their flexibility and support. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Price at 617-500-2410 or [email protected].
 

Twitter Chat

On Thursday, March 19, Mission Investors Exchange and over three dozen collaborators engaged in a Twitter chat aimed at surfacing philanthropic solutions around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This chat focused on creating an open exchange to bring in new voices and foster a discussion around:
  • What should investors do in the short term (now-6 months) to respond quickly to COVID-19?
  • What should investors do in the medium term (6-24 months), given the uncertainty both related to the virus and our economy as it responds?
  • What should investors do in the long term (2-10 years) to support resilience and adaptability in times of unforeseen challenges?
 

Resources

Refund and Transfer Policy

MIE is revising its refund and cancellation policy pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as we adapt to online programming. Please stay tuned for details. If you do need to cancel, please consider donating some or all of the registration fee to MIE in lieu of your attendance or postponing your decision as we envision a new program. As an event driven nonprofit organization, we appreciate any support and flexibility you can provide, as we have already incurred significant costs in planning for the Conference and remain committed to building a space for community, when it is more urgently needed than ever. Please reach out to Rebecca Price at [email protected] with questions.

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