Webinars

Live discussions of important social innovation topics

Webinar Library

Philanthropy & Funding

Is Your Nonprofit Shovel-Ready? A Donor Grantee Dialogue on ‘Big Bets’

Presented by William Foster, Mark Edwards, and Chuck Harris

This webinar will feature a candid and in-depth discussion between a major donor and the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that received a “big bet,” a $10 million plus grant. The webinar offers insight on how the donor identified the grantee, how they determined that this nonprofit would be a good risk, and how the nonprofit made itself “big bettable.”

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Creative Approaches to Building a Data Culture

Presented by Rahul Bhargava & Catherine D'Ignazio

Data-driven storytelling – where data aids understanding and better informs decision-making – is a critical skill that organizations need for creating change in the world. In this webinar, we will explore innovative approaches to building an organizational culture in which data aids understanding and informs decision-making. On June 14, join our expert panelists, Rahul Bhargava, research scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media and Catherine D’Ignazio, assistant professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Emerson College.

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Education

Rebooting the American High School with Neuroscience and Purpose Learning

Presented by Patrick Cook-Deegan and Bob Lenz

It’s time to boldly reimagine the high-school experience using the latest neuroscience on the adolescent brain, the power of human-centered design, and purpose learning. In this webinar, two of our distinguished speakers will share their insights on the future of redesigning high school education in America. Join Patrick Cook-Deegan, a lecturer at Stanford University’s d.school, and Bob Lenz, executive director of Buck Institute, on May 24.

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