Jul 12, 2010

Reflections on Philanthropy from Today's Leaders: Diana Scearce on Social Change with a Network Mindset

Here is an upcoming (free) opportunity through Philanthropy NW:

Date: 8/4/2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Seattle, Washington
Registration: Register for this event

Cost: There is no cost for this program.

Location: The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144

Who Should Attend: This program is open to both Philanthropy Northwest Members and Nonmembers.

Social media is transforming the way we build, access and work with networks – with the potential for powerful results. Networks help strengthen community ties, spur collective action, coordinate services, and foster breakthrough innovation. However, using networks to effect social change requires new ways of working, like distributing leadership, increasing transparency and experimenting with new funding models.

This session will address questions grantmakers and community leaders are asking themselves as they experiment with social change networks, such as:
  • What does it mean to lead with 'a network mindset' ?
  • How can organizations and foundations activate and support networks?
  • How do you assess the impact of networks?
Speaker Diana Scearce will draw on insights captured in her article, Working Wikily (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2010) and the learning gained from The Monitor Institute’s ongoing work with a community of practice for network funders.

Presenter: Diana Scearce is a senior consultant with the Monitor Institute, where she works primarily with networks and multi-stakeholder groups. Her work combines experience with strategy, scenario thinking, experiential learning design and facilitation. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a scenario practitioner with Global Business Network.

Co-sponsored by: Social Venture Partners, The UW Evans School's Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy and Washington Women's Foundation. Special thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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