SIE is a national, cross-sector membership association dedicated to generating large-scale social impact.
Collaborate. Develop. Share.
Our unique approach has the potential to achieve a new norm of collaborative action by enabling leaders from across philanthropy, business, government, nonprofits, and communities to work together to solve complex problems and transform systems.
The signature initiative of its parent nonprofit Growth Philanthropy Network (GPN), through initial support from the Robert Wood Johnson, Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations.
Our unique strategic approach focuses on creating and spreading cross-sector collaborative initiatives (nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and government) with a goal of achieving systemic change and population-level impact.
SIE focuses on creating and spreading cross-sector
collaborative initiatives that drive systemic change
Two Main Functions
Establish Broad Collaborative Networks
Build the Field
through an annual National Conference, a funder Learning Community and other convenings and trainings. SIE’s convening and knowledge sharing efforts help funders and cross-sector stakeholders of all types and sizes learn about and engage in cross-sector, systems change initiatives.
While SIE focuses its systems initiatives primarily on education, health and poverty alleviation, it defines these categories broadly and recognizes that some of the biggest gains in impact come from working across issues. SIE’s knowledge and learning venues are geared to all social issues.
Transform our communities and society and generate population-level impact on the most difficult issues in education, health, and poverty alleviation. We do this by combining cross-sector collaboration with system change and working to advance this approach so that it can become a new societal norm for addressing complex social problems.
SIE pursues its mission through
2021 – Exchange Conference
We are pleased to share the videos from The Exchange 2021: The Systems Summit, held virtually on November 9-10. This year’s theme was Capturing the …
SIE is facilitating a state-based systems change initiative with a North Star goal of “Each child and student thriving in life as a contributing member of a healthy, diverse, democratic, and equitable society.” More than 50 cross sector leaders have agreed on four major systems strategies to achieve this overarching goal. They have also put equity at the center of this work. Implementation is underway.
Shifting our society through systems change and multi-sector collaboration to significantly increase the overall well-being and health resilience in vulnerable communities (everyone, everywhere thrives every day) through both prevention and treatment.
2020 – Exchange Conference
Since 2010, SIE has hosted the nation’s only annual conference focused on scaling social impact.
SIE has presented a successful Learning Community for funders and practitioners over the past two years focused on how to achieve large scale social impact. Going forward, the focus will be on systems change and collaborative network strategies and methods.
The Social Impact Exchange is advising a major systems change initiative focused on economic mobility in a large city in the southern U.S. The effort involves a multi-sector Leadership Council, and network and community mobilization efforts focus on five core systems change strategies.