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Thursday, May 30 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Channeling Growth: Pathways to Impact

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What does it take to transform a system, to establish a new norm? Let’s hear from entrepreneurs how they create demand for game-changing ideas and deploy strategies that range from geographic expansion to new cities, to grafting principles into existing networks, to creating a mindset shift about the nature of the problem and the role of changemakers in addressing it. We’ll explore how expectations of scaling a program or institution may slow game-changing impact, and brainstorm how we can more efficiently and imaginatively dot-connect to support big impact through a team of teams approach.


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Andrew Benedict-Nelson

Director, Insight Labs
Andrew Benedict-Nelson is a director at Insight Labs, a humanitarian foundation that convenes the smartest, most influential people to tackle the world’s toughest problems. A writer and editor, his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common Review, Bookmarks, Another Chicago Magazine, and other venues. He holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins... Read More →
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Gerald Chertavian

Founder & CEO, Year Up
Gerald Chertavian is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Determined to make his vision a reality, Gerald combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000. An intensive one-year training and education program that serves low income youth ages 18-24, Year Up provides the technical, professional and communication skills needed to empower urban young... Read More →
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Rosanne Haggerty

President, Community Solutions
Rosanne Haggerty is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities. She has more than 20 years of experience developing permanent supportive housing and advising communities in the U.S. and around the world on their efforts to end homelessness. She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, an Ashoka Senior Fellow and a Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover.
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Paul O'Hara

Director, Ashoka Ireland
Paul is director of Ashoka Europe, founder of Change Nation & ChangeX. Ashoka Europe has invested over $50M building the field of social entrepreneurship, backing 370 innovators across the continent, and cultivating a culture of changemaking in Europe. Change Nation accelerates the spread of proven solutions to societies challenges by building local demand. In Ireland, Change Nation has launched 23 solutions from across the world to date... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Newseum Room 702 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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