2012 – Exchange Conference

On June 13-14, the Social Impact Exchange held its 2012 Conference on Scaling Impact, where over 400 foundations, philanthropists and philanthropy advisors convened in New York City. The Conference focused entirely on innovative methods to support scaling and replication of high-impact nonprofit initiatives.  Conference themes include scaling impact through policy efforts, collective impact, systems change and cross-sector partnering.
The conference also featured announcements and discussions of new initiatives including the introduction of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Foundation Registry, strategies such as Collective Impact, updates on investment platforms that connect thousands of donors to scaling nonprofits, funder collaboratives to scale impact in education and health, and findings from three major new studies: The State of Scaling Impact Among Nonprofit Organizations and Initiatives; McKinsey & Company’s new report on Social Impact Bonds; A White house commissioned report on Collective Impacts models. The event was a true collaborative effort by many organizations across the field.


Alexander Rossides, President, Growth Philanthropy Network – Introduction

Patrick McCarthy, CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation on “Scaling Impact by Transforming Systems”

Katherine Fulton, President, Monitor Institute on “Future of Philanthropy: Disrupt or Be Disrupted—How philanthropy can harness major forces of change to achieve large scale impact”

Katherine Fulton, President, Monitor Institute; Edward Skloot, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; Jacob Harold, Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Bradford K. Smith, President, Foundation Center; and Michael Smith, Vice President, The Case Foundation discuss the keynote themes and share how they are leveraging these forces to drive large scale impact

“Multiple Pathways to Social Impact” with J. Gregory Dees, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; John Kania, Managing Director, FSG; Christopher Langston, Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Jeannie Oakes, Director, Ford Foundation; and Abel Ortiz, Manager, Annie E. Casey Foundation

“Engaging Philanthropists in Scaling Impact” with Charles “Chuck” Harris, Portfolio Manager, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; Vanessa Kirsch, President and Founder, New Profit, Inc.; and William I. Campbell, Advisor to the Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co at the 2012 Conference on Scaling Impact

Seth Merrin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. on “Building a Capital Marketplace for Scaling Impact”

“Investing at Different Stages of Scaling” with Seth Merrin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.; J. Gregory Dees, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; William Bacon, Director of Evaluation, The Duke Endowment; Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Margot Tyler, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Andrew Wolk, Founder & CEO, Root Cause

“How Funder Collaboratives are Ramping-Up High-Impact Initiatives,” with moderator: Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners; Judith Bell, President, PolicyLink; Lance Fors, Chairman, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2); Ben Hecht, CEO, Living Cities; Dinah Waldsmith Dittman, National Director, Kaiser Permanente at the 2012 Annual Conference on Scaling Impact.

Michele Jolin, Managing Partner, America Achieves, and Member, White House Council for Community Solutions and Melody Barnes, CEO, Melody Barnes Solutions, and former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council are interviewed by Bonnie Erbe, Host & Executive-in-Charge of the PBS program, To the Contrary

“Developing Strong Leadership to Bring Nonprofit Solutions to Scale” with Kirk Kramer, Partner, The Bridgespan Group; Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO, United Way of Long Island; Marc Spencer, CEO, JUMA Ventures;  Kerry H. Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation at the 2012 Annual Conference on Scaling Impact.

“How to Scale Impact through Social Impact Bonds” with Cathy Clark, Paul Berstein, Laura Callanan, Steve Goldberg, Kippy Joseph, and Jeffrey Liebman

“Scale Talks” with Paul Carttar, Director, Corporation for National and Community Services, Social Innovation Fund; Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 100kin10 STEM Teacher Initiative; and Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

“Sustaining Nonprofits at Scale: Financing & Exit Strategies” with Stephen Pratt, Sara Brenner, Cheryl Hayes, Craig Reigel, and Charles Whelan, Jr.

“Preparing ‘Promising’ Nonprofits to Scale Impact” with Nancy Murphy, Anne Marie Burgoyne, Nancy Heinen, Lisa Jackson, and Lissette Rodrigeuz

“Maintaining Quality & Outcomes as Nonprofit Initiatives  Scale-Up with Jon Baron, Brenda L. Henry, Thomas Jenkins, Dr. Ben Kerman, and James Riccio

“Using Policy Initiatives to Scale Impact” with Robin Willner, Michael Cohen, John Govea and Richard Laine

“Scaling Through Systems Change & Collective Impact” with Anne Kubisch, Anne-Marie Audet, Justin Milner, Paul Shoemaker, and Jason  Trimiew

Scaling in Action Presentations

Lisa Hall, Calvert Foundation

Kyle Zimmer, First Book

Thomas Jenkins, Nurse-Family Partnership

Jeff Edmondson, Strive

Eric Rodriguez, The National Council of La Raza

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