Blogs tagged with scaling social impact

  • Lori S. Robinson, Solutions Journalism Network
    Posted: June 24, 2014

    Last week, I attended the Social Impact Exchange Conference on Scaling Impact, and during the panel “Scaled Impact through Movement Building: The Young Men of Color Movement,” moderator Tonya Allen shared an experience that happened in Detroit the previous day. She recalled that a young, African American man told her he hates when people say he lives in one of the worst neighborhoods in the country, because he is not dangerous or violent.

    Implicit in that statement is his awareness that people perceive him to be dangerous or violent. Such perceptions will likely impact his access to opportunities and resources, and even his safety, throughout his life.

    Richard Brown, who introduced the keynote speaker for the session, spoke of being aware of the significance of perception. He talked about his concern as the father of a black son who may be vulnerable to disadvantages and mistreatment because of his racial identity.

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: January 23, 2014

    Greg Dees, a founding faculty member of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, passed away on December 20th. In addition to an exemplary history of teaching and scholarship at Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and Stanford University's Center for Social Innovation, as well as author of dozens of articles and books, through his leadership at CASE Greg was also a founding partner of the Social Impact Exchange.

  • Lauren Earley and Sonja Schut, Arabella Advisors
    Posted: July 17, 2013

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

    Recently, we attended Social Impact Exchange’s 2013 Conference on Scaling Impact. As the name implies, the conference focused on how philanthropy can better address crucial challenges at the magnitude needed to make a real difference in the lives of millions. In addition to introducing several exemplary models for solving social problems and providing practical advice on how to scale, an important theme ran throughout the presentations and panels: funders have a unique role to play in scaling solutions to the levels necessary for lasting impact. Specifically, funders are best positioned to take risks that lead to innovation, help advance proven models, and anchor cross-sector collaboration.

  • 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.”

  • Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects
    Posted: June 24, 2013

    This post originally appeared on the Social Impact Architects blog, Social TrendSpotter.

    The Social Impact Exchange held its Annual Conference on Scaling Impact in New York City last week, with all due fanfare. The Conference opened with the business plan competition on Monday and ended Thursday. It is a unique cross-disciplinary event where over 400 foundations, philanthropists and philanthropy advisors (as well as other stakeholders) convene to discuss the latest ideas and trends. The Conference focuses entirely on innovative methods to support scaling and replication of high-impact nonprofit initiatives. Since Social TrendSpotter is releasing this blog a day late (Friday versus Thursday) and are LIVE in NYC, we thought we’d cover the highlights of this conference Broadway-style: