Annual Conference 2017

The 2017 Conference on Scaling Impact, hosted in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, brought together funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities, and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field. The Conference theme was "Breaking Through! What Can Philanthropy Do Differently to Achieve Game Changing Impact."

Materials

Agenda Speakers Videos Attendees
Key Initiatives Scaling in Action Collaborators Sponsors

Videos from the 2017 Conference

Welcome
Alex Rossides, Social Impact Exchange and Melanie Schnoll Begun, Morgan Stanley

KEYNOTE

Philanthropy for a New Era: Big Goals and New Rules
Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE

PANELS

How Can Philanthropy Maximize Its Impact?
Moderator: Phil Buchanan, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Leadership for a Changing Sector and a Changing World
Moderator: Rusty Stahl, Fund the People

Strategies for Breaking Through
Moderator: Zia Khan, The Rockefeller Foundation

Combining Multiple Strategies to Achieve Outcomes at Scale
Moderator: Kerry Sullivan, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

THE ROBERT S. LEVINE SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM
MODERATED BY FAY HANLEYBROWN, FSG

David Peter Stroh, Bridgeway Partners

Heather Nesle, New York Life Foundation

Rick Reed, Garfield Foundation

Alexander Rossides, Social Impact Exchange

Laura Landy, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, and Rob Densen, Tiller, LLC

WELCOME

Alexander Rossides, Co-Founder and Co-President, Social Impact Exchange
Melanie Schnoll Begun, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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Philanthropy for a New Era:
Big Goals and New Rules
Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE

Plenary Keynote

Innovations in today’s philanthropy have the potential to disrupt the field in unprecedented ways. Will they necessarily yield breakthrough results and population-level impact, however? XPRIZE’s unique model and track record in developing major prizes is an exciting example of this new approach to philanthropy that is catalyzing game-changing innovations. In this talk, Marcus Shingles discusses the philosophy behind the XPRIZE model and how it can help foster collaboration and shift fields, as well as the potential of prizes to generate deep and lasting impact.

Keynote:
Marcus Shingles, CEO, XPRIZE

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How Can Philanthropy
Maximize Its Impact?
Moderator: Phil Buchanan,
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Opening Plenary Panel

Philanthropy often works on the toughest challenges, the ones that have defied market and government solutions. Both individual philanthropists and foundations can be frustrated by both the slow pace of change and myriad challenges. What does it take to achieve results? While there are no easy answers, the panel explores this question, drawing on the perspectives of three foundation CEOs and research conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy on the “Future of Foundation Philanthropy”.

Among the topics the panelists consider are:

– how to overcome barriers to effective collaboration
– how to embrace risk
– how to listen and learn from the perspectives of grantees and intended beneficiaries
– how to learn from the past
– the potential promise of practices such as impact investing

Moderator:
Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Panelists:
Nicky Goren, President and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Kelvin Taketa, CEO, Hawaii Community Foundation
Kate Wolford, President, The McKnight Foundation

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Leadership for a Changing Sector
and a Changing World
Moderator: Rusty Stahl, Fund the People

Plenary Panel

Concerns about leadership in the social sector have long been a topic of conversation and action. The social sector and society at large would benefit from a new cadre of leaders who understand and respond to the seismic shifts in our nation’s demographics, social norms, economy, social sector systems, and political institutions. Our panelists discuss why there has never been a more urgent time to discuss leadership in this sector, its vital role in forging coalitions that drive large-scale change, and what we can do to support it.

Moderator:
Rusty Stahl, Founder, President, and CEO, Fund the People

Panelists:
Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire
Ashley Stewart, Senior Associate of Talent and Leadership Development, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO, Girls Inc.

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Strategies for Breaking Through
Moderator: Zia Khan,
The Rockefeller Foundation

Plenary Panel

How do visionary philanthropists effectively implement their charitable missions? During this plenary session, inspirational philanthropists and professional foundation executives discuss how a powerful and strategic vision can foster breakthroughs and drive lasting social change. The conversation focuses on how collaboration and a willingness to test innovative approaches can generate large-scale impact.

Moderator:
Zia Khan, Vice President of Initiatives & Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation

Panelists:
Ron Bruder, Founder and Chairman, Education for Employment
Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, President, Sobrato Family Foundation
Kim Starkey Jonker, President and CEO, King Philanthropies and Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Jane Wurwand, Founder, Dermalogica and FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship)

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Combining Multiple Strategies
to Achieve Outcomes at Scale
Moderator: Kerry Sullivan,
Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Luncheon Plenary Panel

Social innovation isn’t always about doing something different; oftentimes, it’s about doing something differently. Three sector leaders with diverse professional roles and backgrounds discuss how change is possible when we expand or break through the narrowly-defined boundaries of specific interventions. By collaborating at the community level to integrate efforts across sectors, it is possible to change systems and achieve impact at scale. Drawing on their combined experience in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, service delivery, advocacy, and research, our speakers share both the opportunities and challenges they see and talk about why a more integrated approach is a vital way forward for achieving outcomes at scale.

Moderator:
Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Panelists:
Leslie Crutchfield, Author and Executive Director, Georgetown University Global Social Enterprise Initiative
Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities
Jake Maguire, Principal, Community Solutions

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David Peter Stroh, Bridgeway Partners
THE ROBERT S. LEVINE
SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM

Speaker:
David Peter Stroh, Principal, Bridgeway Partners

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Heather Nesle, New York Life Foundation
THE ROBERT S. LEVINE
SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM

Speaker:
Heather Nesle, President, New York Life Foundation

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Rick Reed, Garfield Foundation
THE ROBERT S. LEVINE
SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM

Speaker:
Rick Reed, Executive Producer-Collaborative Networks, Garfield Foundation

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Alexander Rossides,
Social Impact Exchange

THE ROBERT S. LEVINE
SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM

Speaker:
Alexander Rossides, Founder and Co-President, Social Impact Exchange

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Laura Landy, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation,
and Rob Densen, Tiller, LLC

THE ROBERT S. LEVINE
SCALING IN ACTION© PROGRAM

Speakers:
Laura Landy, President and CEO, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation
Rob Densen, Founder and CEO, Tiller, LLC

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