Blogs tagged with Affiliate networks

  • Taylor Nelson, Solutions Journalism Network
    Posted: July 1, 2014

    Following her opening plenary speech at the Social Impact Exchange Conference on Scaling Impact on the morning of June 18, Heather McLeod Grant facilitated a two-hour interactive session called The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts. This session translated the conceptual ideas and learning from McLeod Grant’s speech and the subsequent panel into practical skill sets for network-mapping. The power of this technique extends beyond the practical understanding of how to map a network to a more intricate "knowledge-share process" among stakeholders. 

    Concepts, strategies, and ideas were put into practice by bringing different stakeholders to the table, thus creating a shared understanding of the problem at hand. Who are the stakeholders? Where are the barriers, opportunities, and missing links?  Network mapping provided us attendees the opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of systems behind social issues, such as education, health, and poverty alleviation.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Andrea E McGrath, Connecting Capital
    Posted: June 24, 2013

    Ahhhh – networks! With collaboration a resounding theme in many discussions at the Social Impact Exchange Conference last week – multiple organizations, multiple sectors – having a deeper conversation on the risks, rewards, strategies, and lessons learned from engaging in those sorts of partnerships was timely. From the opening introductions offered by each attendee around the room at the final breakout session on “Engaging Networks of Local and Family Foundations to Drive Scaled Impact,” it was clear that everyone present was eager to dive into the details.