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Collective Impact Conference Video

These four recorded segments were captured from the livestream during the Collective Impact conference on March 23, 2011 hosted by FSG and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. A video featuring highlights of the conference will be available soon.

Segment One includes includes a welcome by Regina Starr Ridley and Eric Nee, Stanford Social Innovation Review; session keynote by John Kania, Managing Director, FSG; and Jeff Edmondson from the Strive Partnership on collective impact in action. Includes audience discussion. (length 1:14)


Segment Two features Howard Shapiro from Mars, Inc. on using collective impact to break the cycle of poverty for cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, plus audience discussion. (length :33 mins)


Segment Three includes a lively panel discussion on collective impact and scaling high performance nonprofits, moderated by Jane Wei-Skillern, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Panelists include Tobias Aguirre, FishWise; Diana Aviv, Independent Sector; and Paul Shoemaker, Social Venture Partners Seattle. Includes audience discussion. (length 1:05)


Segment Four features a spirited panel discussion on the role of funders in collective impact initiatives, moderated by Edward Skloot, Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Panelists include Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Norman Rice, The Seattle Foundation; and Sterling K. Speirn, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Includes audience discussion. (length 1:12)


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Michelle Cale
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Thank you so much for posting these video sections. I have been hoping they'd be available so I could share with co-workers, and here they are! Reporting what I heard just doesn't have quite the same impact. Great conference.
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Michelle - thank you for your comment! We're so glad that you were able to share the video with others and that you enjoyed the conference. Please stay in touch!
Steve Billig
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This material has been mind expanding. Excellent work. There is nothing like a new paradigm to open the mind to new possibilities and make sense of past failures. Thank you so much for your generosity in making this material freely available. As an old boss of mine encouraged us; give it away. If it has value, it will come back to you manifold.
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Thanks, Steve. Great to hear that the collective impact conference videos were useful to you. Sharing knowledge is part of our mission, and we're always working on adding more content in our Knowledge Exchange. We hope that you'll continue to visit. Thank you again.
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