The Social Impact Exchange Blog

  • Nicole Kindred
    Posted: April 16, 2014

    We are pleased to share a learning opportunity presented by our friends at The Whalen Group, in partnership with The Foundation Center. In this three-part series, Charlie Whelan will be taking an in-depth look at building campaign-readiness with your staff, systems, and volunteer leadership. As your organization prepares for growth, these fundamentals will not just prepare you for a successful campaign, but also position you for sustainable fundraising success.

    Get Ready for Your High-Impact Fundraising Campaign (3-Part Webinar Series)
    Webinars take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on May 8, 15 and 22.

  • Posted: February 20, 2014

    We are pleased to present the final three essays in our series of reflections from 12 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: 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: 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.

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: January 22, 2014

    Last month, eight nonprofit investment opportunities “went out to market” for distribution to a broad funder audience as part of the launch of the Social Impact Exchange’s Scaling Marketplace. The marketplace provides a much-needed new infrastructure for aggregating capital from hundreds of co-funders to finance the scaling of dozens of effective initiatives on an annual basis. It enables funders across the country to join forces and connect easily with one another, and to evidence-based, game-changing nonprofits with the potential to have a major impact in health and education.

    The Exchange’s Funder Working Groups serve as anchors for the Scaling Marketplace and play a key role in nominating nonprofit organizations for review, and then participating alongside Exchange staff in a multi-layered due diligence process on those nominees. Their due diligence focuses on concrete evidence of impact, scalability and financial sustainability, based on evaluation studies and a growth business plan.