Leaders working on issues including public health, human rights, and economic development discuss how nonprofits can do better by treating the people they’re trying to help as partners, not patients.
Growing up, Paula John didn’t feel her voice counted, motivating her to give her children a different experience by listening to them closely. She expected the same consideration from her Houston community health agency. When its services fell short, her harsh feedback became a catalyst for change. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Shannon Revels met a teacher in prison who listened to his ideas, demonstrating a willingness to engage that Revels paid forward at his employment agency and on the job. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, speaks about the nature of political and cultural power and the importance of continually assessing the nonprofit sector's efforts to bring about change.
Rob Reich, a Marc and Laura Andreessen faculty co-director of Stanford PACS, moderates a conversation about the promise and peril of technology in civil society. Reich is joined by Kelly Born, a program manager at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative, and Arisha Hatch, managing director of campaigns at Color of Change.
Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of artificial intelligence at Google Cloud and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, advocates for an approach to AI that emphasizes human psychology, augmentation rather than replacement, and social and human impact.