The potential to create large-scale social change exists when multiple organizations can combine their efforts. Join as FSG’s John Kania and Mark Kramer speak with Strive Partnership’s Jeff Edmondson about the conditions of a collective impact initiative and present their argument that large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
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There is a fundamental shift now occurring in the way people think, form groups, and do their work. The focus is moving from organizations to networks, and new tools are enabling more collective ways of working. Join us as the Monitor Institute’s Heather McLeod Grant and Diana Scearce discuss this, suggesting ways for organizations to get started working wikily.
More than 65 percent of nonprofit leaders say they are cutting overhead to get through these tough times. This is alarming, given that most organizations already skimp on critical infrastructure and capacity investments that are necessary to deliver results. Join the Bridgespan Group’s Ann Goggins Gregory and Don Howard as they discuss the dynamics of this vicious cycle of overhead costs.
In the midst of worldwide economic turmoil, funders are increasingly pressuring nonprofits to consider merging. This urge to merge is showing no signs of abating in 2010. But mergers are risky business. Nonprofits should consider a variety of ways to work together. Join David La Piana in an engaging webinar that offers practical how-tos for nonprofit leaders considering partnering with other nonprofits. He draws on his and his colleagues’ experiences facilitating some 200 nonprofit restructurings (including mergers, alliances, and collaborations).
In conversation with Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman of the Meth Project Foundation, Siebel Foundation, and First Virtual Group; and Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector
A new breed of philanthropic leader is emerging among high-net worth donors, foundations, and corporations: the “catalytic philanthropist.” These innovative funders don’t just give away money—they solve social problems, and they deliver the kind of impact that most nonprofit donors can only imagine. Listen as Kramer overviews the four practices of catalytic philanthropy and then turns to Siebel and Aviv for their insights into the practice and practical aspects of applying catalytic philanthropy in the real world.
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Listen to William Foster share important principles that nonprofit leaders can use to help them achieve their organization’s long-term fundraising goals. These principles include concentrating on particular sources of funding and taking advantage of the natural matches that exist between different types of nonprofit work and the different types of funding likely to support that work.