Archive July 2013

  • Tamara Schweitzer Raben, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: July 11, 2013

    Not able to attend last month’s Social Impact Exchange  Annual Conference on Scaling Impact? Read on to see some of the highlights and insightful ‘live’ blog posts from among the more than 400 funders, philanthropists and advisors, nonprofit leaders, consultants and academics who were there.  

    By all counts the Conference provided a significant step forward in generating ideas, conversations, and calls-to-action. To inspire that work going forward, Social Impact Exchange President Alex Rossides kicked off the three-day Conference by echoing our important and collective mission as a sector: “To create an enduring system that can scale the impact of hundreds of interventions on an annual basis.”

  • John Brothers, Quidoo Consulting
    Posted: July 1, 2013

    Scaling, to many in the nonprofit sector, is a concept that originated in the business sector.  As nearly two-thirds of the sector are nonprofits that are small-to-mid-sized, the Plenary session at the Social Impact Exchange Conference titled “Lessons from Private Sector Leaders on Scaling Impact,” was an inside look at the role that business can play in driving large-scaled impact in the social sector.

    The session panelists, artfully selected and moderated, represent very different but complementary sections of thought on the issues of businesses and scaling, almost like a perfect Venn Diagram.