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Friday, May 31 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Partnering for Significant Social Impact

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Philanthropy and social innovation are two sides of the same coin. Social innovators cannot achieve significant social impact without the financial capital to support their ideas. Philanthropists cannot achieve significant social impact without the vision and creativity of a social entrepreneur. The most successful social ventures are those where social innovators and philanthropists are true partners united around a common mission and vision. But, how do you create that perfect partnership? This session will be a frank discussion among individual philanthropists, foundation leaders, and social entrepreneurs about the impact they seek, how they measure success, and lessons they have learned from past partnerships.


Featured Contributors
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Elizabeth Christopherson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Rita Allen Foundation
Elizabeth Good Christopherson is President, CEO and Director at the Rita Allen Foundation, an organization that invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems. She is guiding the foundation through a period of rapid expansion and an entrance into new funding areas, including civic literacy and engagement, community building, and leadership in science and... Read More →
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Rose Kirk

President, Verizon Foundation
Ms. Rose M. Stuckey Kirk has been the President of Verizon Foundation at Verizon Communications Inc. since January 2011. Ms. Kirk served as a Vice President of Public Relations for Corporate Reputation at Verizon Communications Inc. since June 2010. Ms. Kirk served as a Vice President of Enterprise & Government Sales Operations at Cellco Partnership, Inc. She served as Vice President of National Enterprise Sales and Distribution of... Read More →
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Talia Leman

CEO & Founder, RandomKid
Talia is in the business of bringing people together. Talia understood the power of numbers after her first foray into philanthropy. By rallying youth from 4,000 United States school districts through her networking, Talia unified their fundraising efforts and managed to raise considerable funds for the Katrina/Rita Hurricane relief. Riding the momentum of this successful endeavor, Talia founded her non-profit organization RandomKid, which brings... Read More →
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Jennifer McCrea

Founder, Exponential Fundraising
Jennifer McCrea is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and the founder of Exponential Fundraising (www.jennifermccrea.com). For the past 25 years, she has partnered with philanthropists, board members and nonprofit leaders to think more creatively and collaboratively about ways in which to align strategic direction and resources to address some of the most profound needs on the planet... Read More →
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Jeffrey C. Walker

Philanthropist
Active board member, consultant and advisor to non-profit institutions and social enterprises, Jeff Walker currently serves on the Boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance, the Miller Center and University of Virginia’s Undergraduate Business School. He is also President of 15 Central Park West. Previously, Jeff was Executive-in-Residence at... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Newseum Room 802 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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