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Shaping Global Partnerships for a Post-2015 World

The principles of collective impact offer important lessons for architects of global collaborative efforts.

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  • In spite of an improving economy, nonprofit mergers continue to lag their for-profit counterparts. Nonprofit leaders are finding that progress is being made on some of the major barriers that have prevented nonprofits from exploring mergers, yet three softer issues are miring…

    Katie Smith Milway, Lois Savage, Elisabeth D. Babcock, & Decker Ngongang
  • By applying big data to their research, organizations can better inform their decision-making, understand the fields in which they work, and achieve the greatest impact. Join Jon Sotsky of the Knight Foundation, Sean Gourley of Quid (Knight Foundation’s data analytics firm), and…

    Jon Sotsky, Sean Gourley, & Jeffrey Bladt
  • How can you build a capacity for innovation within your social purpose organization? Join Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock as they discuss the theory and practice of “inscaping”—their term for the work of drawing on personal experience to generate the raw material…

    Warren Nilsson, Tana Paddock, & Marlon Parker
  • A lively discussion on funding for impact with presenters Jeff Raikes, Tom Tierney, and Lisbeth Schorr, all whom have long and distinguished careers in philanthropy and evaluation.

    Jeff Raikes, Tom Tierney, & Lisbeth Schorr
  • Innovation is all the rage. In this complimentary webinar, academic scholars and nonprofit leaders Seelos, Mair, May, and Joseph will examine innovation as an organizational process, looking at the ingredients needed to make the process productive as well as the pathologies that…

    Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair, Maria May, & Jessica “Kippy” Joseph
  • Leading foundation executives and philanthropists discuss how to learn from what’s working and adapt your giving strategies.

    Steven McCormick, Jenny Shilling Stein, Jeffrey Walker, & Susan Wolf Ditkoff
  • Though it may seem counterintuitive for a sector already struggling to support, sustain, and scale up its impact—panelists Shore, Hammond, and Celep argue that nonprofits need to embrace a much heavier lift. They must look beyond short-term achievements that please funders, staff,…

    Bill Shore, Darell Hammond, & Amy Celep
  • #GivingTuesday is a celebratory kick-off day to the giving season. In its inaugural year last year, on #GivingTuesday online giving increased around 50% percent from the previous year. Donors gave millions to nonprofit organizations online and the day stoked a national conversation…

    Henry Timms, Aaron Sherinian, Mayur Patel, Andrea Heydlauff, & Perla Ni
  • How is it that Silicon Valley, a region burgeoning with new wealth and so noteworthy for its overall philanthropic giving, is uniquely spare in providing for its own neediest causes and populations? To better understand these trends, this webinar will explore new…

    Alexa Cortes Culwell, Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Jen Ratay, Chris Block, & Michael Lombardo
  • To celebrate SSIR’s tenth anniversary, the Spring 2013 issue featured more than a dozen essays on a variety of social innovation topics, including social entrepreneurship. For this complimentary webinar, we have assembled several essayists from that issue—all prominent leaders in the field…

    Roger Martin, Leticia M. Jáuregui Casanueva, Soraya Salti, & Johanna Mair