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Friday, March 30, 2012

Beyond Charity: From Reports to Returns

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Session Description

Location: Seminar Room A
We know “charity” is insufficient to solve complex social problems: real impact requires integration of social, business and government solutions that show proven results without creating undue burdens on an organisation. Join us in a revolutionary dialogue about reimagining grant reporting, measurement & evaluation, market returns and communicating outcomes to better serve your business in a converging, global market. We will explore recent successes (and failures!), trends in measuring social value propositions and what we can do to drive a paradigm shift in the way we assess, measure and articulate impact.

When | Where

09:00 - 10:30 Friday, March 30

Session leaders

  • Jason Saul Speaker
    Founder and CEO, Mission Measurement
    Jason Saul is one of the nation's leading experts on measuring social impact. He is the Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement which seeks to transform the social sector by measuring and predicting social outcomes. He has advised some of the world's largest corporations, government agencies and nonprofits. In addition to his advisory work helping organizations create value by improving their social impact, Jason serves on the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he teaches corporate social responsibility and nonprofit management. Jason is an award-winning author of numerous books and articles on social strategy and measurement, including: Benchmarking for Nonprofits, Social Innovation, Inc., and The End of Fundraising.
  • Ned Breslin Speaker
    CEO, Tennyson Center for Children
    Winner of the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and currently CEO of the Tennyson Center for Children. Previously CEO of Water For People (Denver CO). Tennyson is relentlessly focused on helping severely abused and neglected children rewrite their stories, helping them heal, thrive and reintegrate back into safe families, schools and communities.
  • Zika Abzuk Speaker
    Senior Manager, Cisco
    Zika Abzuk leads Cisco's social investments commitments in Israel, Palestine & Sub-Saharan Africa. Her most exciting recent projects include the management of a $10 million Cisco investment commitment in five African countries, and a $10 million investment commitment in the Palestinian Territories. In December 2010, Cisco received the Award for Corporate Excellence from the State Department for Zika's team work in Israel and Palestine. Zika initiated and managed the Neta and MYTecC programmes and various other programmes in EMEA.