The Social Impact Exchange Blog

  • Michele Kahane, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
    Posted: June 13, 2012

    The Social Impact Exchange 2012 Conference on Scaling Impact kicked off today with a powerful panel on "Multiple Pathways to Scale Impact" moderated by Greg Dees, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University, and included panelists John Kania, Managing Director, FSG; Christopher Langston, Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Jeannie Oakes, Director, Ford Foundation; and Abel Ortiz, Manager, Annie E.

  • David C. Colby, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Posted: June 13, 2012

    The Social Impact Exchange Conference begins today, June 13th.  The basic purpose of the Exchange is to facilitate the flow of money to support evidence-based solutions so that they can be taken to scale.  No one would argue with that noble goal.  Indeed, all of us strongly support it.

  • Social Impact Exchange staff
    Posted: June 11, 2012

    Welcome to the blog for the Social Impact Exchange. We hope to use this platform to keep members of the Exchange community up-to-date with the most recent news and events around scaling social impact.


  • Anne Sherman, Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: June 8, 2012

    Like many in the social sector, I believe strongly that leadership and talent development are an important factor in the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. Having worked for over 12 years with nonprofits and foundations on strategic planning, I have witnessed first-hand the myriad ways in which leaders—working at all levels of an organization—can make or break a nonprofit's ability to advance on achieving its mission. Weak leadership capacity can be a death knell for a program or an entire organization.