Dallas Social Venture Partners' Social Innovation Luncheon Series

This is one segment of a four part luncheon series. Nationally-acclaimed guest speakers will discuss ground-breaking concepts to enhance the interlacing relationships between business, philanthropy, charities, and social impact.
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Jan. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) launches 2012 with a revolutionary luncheon series that will feature nationally-renowned guest speakers to discuss how businesses, charities and the community can make the most impact through philanthropy.  Dallas Social Venture Partners’ Social Innovation Luncheon Series will be held on February 10, March 16, April 13, and May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Tower Club at Thanksgiving Tower (1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor, Dallas 75201).  Tickets for the entire series are $180 or $160 for DSVP Partners and include a one-year subscription to Dallas Business Journal, a $100 value.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call 972.386.7870 or visit www.DSVP.org.  Seating is limited.

“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,” says Susan Hoff, DSVP Board Chair and Senior Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “This is a must-attend series of lunches for business professionals, civic leaders, social entrepreneurs and community change-agents.”

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: Technology & the Future of the Social Sector” and Founder of Blueprint Research & Design

Author of “Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology & the Future of the Social Sector” and “Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets,” Lucy Bernholz is a noted analyst of the philanthropic industry.  She consults with corporations and individuals who want their giving to be impactful and serves as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  Her blog, “Philanthropy 2173,” has been called a “philanthropy game changer” by The Huffington Post and was named a “Best Blog” by Fast Company Magazine.

April 13 – Capitalism for Good
Dan Pallotta, Author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential” and Founder of the Charity Defense Council
A pioneering social entrepreneur and expert in nonprofit sector innovation, Dan Pallotta’s “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential” has been acclaimed by The New York Times, The Economist, and The Stanford Social Innovation Review.  He is the founder of Advertising for Humanity and the Charity Defense Council.  Pallotta is a William J. Clinton distinguished lecturer and a regular contributor to The Harvard Business Review Online, where he writes about transforming the nonprofit paradigm.

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.

About DSVP
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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