Blogs tagged with Collaboration

  • Cynthia Massarsky, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: May 6, 2014

    Zimmerman will offer a luncheon keynote address – Creating a Just Society through Movement Building – at the Exchange’s Fifth Anniversary Conference on Scaling Impact in June. In this preview, he talks with Cynthia Massarsky about what philanthropy can do to help more people in need, the key elements for successful collaboration, and the value of networks as a resource to help finance scale.

    You have said that “philanthropy offers a remarkable vehicle to combine vision and resources to further our country’s core principles of fairness and opportunity.” With so many marginalized and vulnerable people – particularly in low-income communities – what can and should philanthropy do differently to help more people in need?

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: January 28, 2014

    This is the third and fourth installment of the Exchange's essay series representing reflections from 13 of the more than 400 participants at the Social Impact Exchange's 2013 Conference on Scaling Impact.

    Essayists share their comments about the conference sessions and overarching theme of creating a system of cross-sector collaboration among philanthropy, government, and business. Together, the authors weave a story that speaks to accelerating progress on scaling-up social solutions that work.

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: December 30, 2013

    This is the second installment of the Exchange's essay series representing reflections from 13 of the more than 400 participants at the Social Impact Exchange's 2013 Conference on Scaling Impact.

    Essayists share their comments about the conference sessions and overarching theme of creating a system of cross-sector collaboration among philanthropy, government, and business. Together, the authors weave a story that speaks to accelerating progress on scaling-up social solutions that work. 

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: December 30, 2013

    The Social impact Exchange will be rolling out a series of essays representing reflections from 13 of the more than 400 participants at the Social Impact Exchange's 2013 Conference on Scaling Impact.

    Over the last 10 years our sector has made immense progress in its efforts to take successful innovations and scale them broadly. Scaling impact is now a critical discussion at many foundations and among philanthropists, and we have many initiatives that have gone beyond demonstrations and are serving an increasing number of individuals.  
     
    Nevertheless, philanthropy as currently organized does not consistently enable those nonprofits with the most demonstrated impact to achieve the level of scale needed to help hundreds of thousands or even millions of people. Capturing this progress and momentum and turning it into more systematic value for large numbers of individuals will require establishment of an enduring system that can scale the impact of hundreds of effective interventions on an annual basis.

  • Elliot Berger, Arabella Advisors
    Posted: July 26, 2013

    This post originally appeared on The Greater Good, Arabella Advisors' blog. It is reposted with permission.

    Given the complexity of most formidable social issues, engaging players with varied experiences and expertise can help funders exceed their own resources to scale impact. A few weeks ago I spoke about accelerating change by expanding networks at the Social Impact Exchange Annual Conference. My panel explored the key drivers for partnering with local foundations to help scale the efforts of evidence-based nonprofits in their communities. While developing such partnerships requires a long-term commitment of time and funding, doing so can go a long way in helping a foundation capitalize on its assets beyond the purchasing power of its grants.