knowONE on Necker Island, BVI
A Philanthropic Delegation to the Future
November 17-21, 2019


Join Philanthropic Futurist, Trista Harris for knowONE. This is a highly curated convening brings together top experts in exponential technology on Sir Richard Branson’s private island retreat.

This normally closed network of artists, entrepreneurs and futurists has asked Trista to expand their connection into the philanthropic sector. With just a few dozen participants and a delegation of five foundation leaders, knowONE will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to expose your foundation to ideas and trends that will transform how you think about your grantmaking.

Trista attended and spoke at the 2016 conference which was held on Necker Island and described it as " a transformative learning experience about future trends that will impact the world." This year's convening brings together performance art, exponential technology, and cultural ways of knowing. The event is November 17-21, 2019.


About your host

Trista Harris is a philanthropic futurist and nationally known as a passionate advocate for leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Trista’s work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Forbes, CNN, the New York Times, and numerous social sector blogs. She is also the co-author of the book “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” and the author of “FutureGood”. She is a President of FutureGood, a consultancy focused on helping visionaries build a better future. 

She has spent her whole career dedicated to the social sector, starting with a job as a summer parks assistant at the age of 15. Before starting FutureGood, Trista was President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, a vibrant community of grantmakers who award more than $1.5 billion annually. Prior to joining MCF in 2013, she was executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice in Minneapolis, and she previously served as program officer at the St. Paul Foundation.

Trista has been certified in strategic foresight by Oxford University, earned her Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and her Bachelor of Arts from Howard University. She is a board member for the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Trista served on the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the Governor’s Council on Law Enforcement and Community Relations, which was convened after the shooting of Philando Castile. She is a passionate national advocate for the social sector using the tools of futurism to solve our communities’ most pressing challenges.

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Would you like to learn more?

This delegation only has 3 philanthropy spaces left. If you are interested in participating, the first step is setting up an informational call with Trista. Schedule using this link.