SSIR Series: Plotting Impact Beyond Simple Metrics
Measuring social impact is complex and yet, essential for organizations, investors and funders to make decisions. That is why Natasha Joshi, associate director at Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, encourages foundations to move away from a single metric approach when evaluating their grantees.
SSIR Series: We Know How to Prevent Gun Violence, Now We Need to Scale It
In this first episode of our special series with Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), we speak with Arne Duncan. Arne is managing partner at the anti-gun violence organization Chicago CRED and former U.S. Secretary of Education.
Working with Governments Towards Scalable Solutions with Don Gips
What if scalable solutions ultimately need to be integrated within a government system? What should be the mindset of leaders as they explore government partnerships? To explore these topics and share wisdom from an extensive career in public service, finance, business, and technology is the CEO of the Skoll Foundation, Don Gips.
Lessons from a Life of Scaling Impact with Mohamed Osman
Earlier this year I stepped down as CEO of Spring Impact –the organisation I founded over a decade ago. I decided to pass the baton to Mohamed Osman, and honestly, I couldn’t have thought of a better person to take over. In this episode, you will understand why.
Planned Parenthood on Innovating During Moments of Crisis with Dawn Laguens
How does one innovate in the face of external challenges to one’s mission? On June 24th The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade –the landmark decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Our guest, Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood Global’s Interim Executive Director, talks to us about overcoming this challenge.
Achieving Equitable and Inclusive Scale with Tulaine Montgomery
What is ‘equitable and inclusive’ scale and what does it look like in practice? When it comes to equity, how can we confront missteps in philanthropy and social change leadership? To tackle this topic, we invited Tulaine Montgomery, co-CEO of New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social entrepreneurs.
Practicing Lean Impact with Ann Mei Chang
In 2008, entrepreneur Eric Ries wrote the seminal book ‘Lean Startup’. Many social entrepreneurs tried to use the ‘Lean Startup’ principles but missed the need for impact at the core of any social change initiative. In this episode, we talk to Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation and author of “Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good” – the book that puts impact at the heart of Lean.