Archive July 2012

  • Brenda Liz Henry-Sanchez, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Posted: July 10, 2012

    At the wee hours of Thursday, June 14th I was forced by not-so-fresh supermarket sushi (I know, I should have known better) to pull out of a panel discussion at the Social Impact Exchange conference in New York City. In its third year, the Social Impact Exchange’s annual conference brings together nonprofits, funders, advisors, intermediaries, researchers, and practitioners to highlight and discuss how we can best support the scaling and replication of effective programs, systems, and/or policies so the benefits are experienced by a broader segment of the population.

  • Sarika Bansal,
    Posted: July 2, 2012

    The recent Social Impact Exchange conference discussed one of the most difficult aspects of running a nonprofit organization: the decision of how, and when, to grow.  How does an organization decide to go from being a community-centered group to a national network?  How should organizations think about collaborating with others?  When does it make sense for nonprofits to engage with policymakers and try to reform the systems in which they operate?  When should an organization stay put?