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Action Labs


Action Labs are groups of Forward Global members who achieve even greater social impact by coming together around specific subjects to learn, collaborate, challenge, and inspire each other. Participants learn from peers and speakers, share ideas and resources, co-fund opportunities, and share practical advice to spark greater action and investment as a collective.

While each Action Lab is different, all set group objectives and are built upon core Forward Global values and principles.

See current Action Labs below.

Action Lab

Bringing together social investors of all levels who are eager to learn, connect, and drive bold action in the Decisive Decade for climate action.

Climate Action Lab

Action Lab

What strategies and interventions will contribute to the long-term vitality of liberal democracy around the world?

Democracy Action Lab

Bay Area
Action Lab

Increase philanthropic funding and social investing to organisations and leaders across the Bay Area to create a region where everyone can thrive

Bay Area Action Lab

Next Gen
Action Lab

Bringing together impact-minded next gens to support each other in being effective leaders

Next Gen Action Lab

New Economy Action Lab

The world is facing urgent systemic challenges including the climate crisis, mass inequality and threats to democracy, among others. The New Economy movement commits to transforming socioeconomic systems as the only viable path towards a more just and sustainable future.


Family Table

An open, trusted and consistent space for peers who are working with or wanting to engage family thoughtfully to achieve impact.

Family Table programmes

AI for Humanity Action Lab

At Forward Global, we want to see a world where artificial intelligence and technology work for people and planet, and not vice versa. Join us to cut through the noise on artificial intelligence, better understand how philanthropy can engage with the coming wave of technological innovation, and discover opportunities for partnership and impact.

What really motivates us as a group is the opportunity to learn from each other. We are a very supportive community. We are strong mentors and encouragers of each other to try things, to work on things in a courageous way, and to learn from each other in a very action-oriented way.
—Forward Global Member

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