Risk and Responsibilities of Social Investing: David Hunter Ph.D. (Founder and Consultant, Hunter Consulting, LLC, and former Director of Evaluation and Knowledge Development at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation) will provide insight into performance management strategy and theory of change.
In this era of massive government retrenching and widespread rejection, in the US, of the idea that government should provide social services, the role of the not-for-profit or “social sector” has become even more critical for marginalized, structurally disadvantaged or otherwise “at risk” individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. If the social sector is to become a reliable means for providing services that make needed differences in the lives of people who need then, two things need to change:
1. Revenue streams to support not-for-profit organizations must be managed to drive sustainable, positive results, with funders understanding the risks and responsibilities of effective “social investing” – and acting accordingly; and
2. Service providers must operate in more strategic, performance-oriented, and results-driven ways in order to deliver the results they promise to intended beneficiaries – i.e., the people who participate in their programs or to whom they provide services. In a nutshell, they must deliver reliable and sustainable “social value” to society (and, arguably, to justify their tax-exempt status).
David Hunter, Ph.D. is an international consultant who works with direct service agencies (both not-for-profit and public) and funders on building their capacities for strategic performance management and effective social investing. Throughout Dr. Hunter’s track, attendees will be exposed to the essentials of effective social investing and the path to the production of social value – from performance data demonstrating outcomes to evaluation data proving impact.
Results-Based AccountabilityTM: Collaborating with Rigor to Achieve Measurable Improvements for Communities and Customers: Phil Lee (President of the Results Leadership Group) will offer insight into the simple but effective methodology for supporting and managing collaborations.
Common sense and history tells us that communities are served best, and investments in communities achieve the greatest impact, when multiple stakeholders align their efforts. Indeed, the chronic poverty and other related and seemingly intractable barriers to opportunity that confront our most distressed communities simply do not lend themselves to singular programs – they demand integrated, multi-faceted strategies and, therefore, collaboration. Throughout this track, Phil Lee, President of the Results Leadership Group, will explain Results Based Accountability™ (RBA), a strategic framework for managing collaborations with the rigor necessary to achieve measureable improvements for communities and customers. Mr. Lee will also share the Results Scorecard™, web-based software integrated with ETO software to support the use of RBA in collaborations.
Mr. Lee has applied RBA to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration design and implement a performance review system for $6 billion in grants to 3,000 grantees nationwide; to guide Maryland’s General Assembly and Executive in designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy that in nine years improved from 50 to 80 percent the children entering kindergarten fully ready statewide; and to support numerous other collaborations at Federal, state and local levels across governments and communities in topics including school readiness, health disparities, domestic violence, biomedical research, intelligence, juvenile justice, public safety, and economic self-sufficiency.
8:30am – 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast with an Introduction
9:00am – 10:00am
Opening Keynote: Social Impact Bonds: A New Tool for Scaling Effective Nonprofits
Steve Goldberg (Partner, Social Finance & Author, Billions of Drops in Millions of Buckets)
10:00am – 10:15am
Track 1: Defining Effective Social Investing and Outlining the Mechanisms for Doing It
David Hunter, Ph.D.
Track 2: From Stovepipes to Aligned Impact
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Keynote: High-Performing Nonprofits: Funders' Part of the Equation
Dr. Robert Penna (Author, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox)
1:30pm – 1:45pm
Track 1: Driving Social Investing Principles: Doing Whatever it Takes to Support Grantees’ Success
David Hunter, Ph.D.
Track 2: Collaborative RBA in Practice, a “Turning the Curve” exercise
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Networking Cocktail Party
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