“We are pleased to offer a powerful line-up of speakers for DSVP’s Social Innovation Luncheon Series. This Series brings some of the best thinkers to North Texas to shine a light on important advancements in the social sector and to inspire how we, as a community, can solve some of our toughest challenges,”
The Series would not be possible without DSVP’s generous sponsors: The Dallas Foundation (title sponsor), Boone Family Foundation, The Center on Communities and Education at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Commit!, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Business Journal (media sponsor), and Friedman Marketing & Public Relations (PR sponsor).
February 10 – Impact Investing
David Wood, Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investments at Harvard University and Author of the “Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes”
Director of Harvard University’s Initiative for Responsible Investment, David Wood believes responsible investment strategies will bring both new capital and new ideas to solving complex problems. He has recently lead a series of projects exploring emerging issues for social investors such as fixed-income investment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate disclosure, real estate investment, and offshore SME investment. A member of the Board of The Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investment, Wood has also helped develop the Responsible Property Investing Center.
March 16 – Networked Philanthropy
Lucy Bernholz, Author of “Disrupting Philanthropy:
Author of “Disrupting Philanthropy:
April 13 – Capitalism for Good
Dan Pallotta, Author of “Uncharitable:
A pioneering social entrepreneur and expert in nonprofit sector innovation, Dan Pallotta’s “Uncharitable:
May 18 – Collective Impact
Panel Featuring Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Regina Nippert of the Center on Communities and Education at Simmons, Todd Wagner of Commit!, and Danny Henley of the Zero-to-Five Funders’ Collaborative
Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 2010 feature, “Collective Impact,” asserts that large-scale change requires broad, cross-sector coordination. Dallas is home to several such programs who share the ambitious mission of improving student educational achievement. DSVP will assemble a stellar panel of local thought leaders, including Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Todd Wagner of Commit!, Regina Nippert of the Center on Communities and Education at Simmons, and Danny Henley of the Zero-to-Five Funders Collaborative, to discuss how this model is impacting our region.
Dallas Social Venture Partners is a membership organization of professionals, social entrepreneurs & funders who are committed to strengthening our community. Our Partners leverage contributions of expertise and resources in order to build the capacity and sustainability of child- and education-focused programs through high-level strategic planning, technology, development and other governance consulting.
Over the course of the relationship, our nonprofits grow exponentially, a clear demonstration of DSVP’s catalyzing effect for good. The Children First Fund of North Texas supports organizations within DSVP’s charitable portfolio, including Dallas Community Lighthouse, PediPlace, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Trinity River Mission, VMLC & Youth Village Resources of Dallas. For additional information on “How DSVP Partners Do Good Better,” call 214-855-5520 or visit www.DSVP.org.
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