Open Impact will soon be releasing the Giving Journey report, which outlines the key motivations and barriers to giving for ultra-wealthy individuals. Our findings affirm the centrality of relationships, networks, and trust in helping guide philanthropists through their developmental journey into more strategic and actualized philanthropy. You can download the report here beginning on Jan. 12th.
Cross Section Leadership
As part of a special SSIR supplement on cross-sector leadership, Heather McLeod Grant shares key lessons learned from the Irvine New Leadership Network. In the article, Creating a Cross Sector Leadership Network, she summarizes how Open Impact’s team continues to adapt the NLN program, which supports cross-sector collaboration and civic innovation in the Central Valley of CA.
Stretching Toward Solutions
Heather McLeod Grant reviewed Adam Kahane's book, Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust in the Fall issue of SSIR. In Stretching Toward Solutions, she summarizes Kahane's critique of current approaches to collaboration and his assertion that we need more emergent ways of working together. The book is a must-read for anyone attempting large-scale collaborations.
The Giving Code
This new research study presents data about growing wealth and philanthropy in Silicon Valley, alongside increasing disparities and the challenges facing community-based organizations. It offers frameworks and solutions for understanding and bridging the divides. Supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Forces for Good
Great nonprofits spend as much time working outside their four walls as they do managing their internal operations, becoming greater forces for good. This landmark book reveals the six powerful practices of twelve high-impact nonprofits, and tells their compelling stories.
New Leadership Network
This unique initiative is building a network of cross-sector civic leaders for collective action in the California San Joaquin Valley, with support from The James Irvine Foundation.
Pioneers in Justice
Documenting a groundbreaking five-year effort, Pioneers in Justice shares many rich lessons as Bay Area social justice leaders work to scale their impact, building social movements through social media and networked action, with support from the Levi Strauss Foundation.
Framework for Greater Impact
This video provides a framework for understanding the fundamental components of organizations seeking to create greater impact, and how to prioritize those components. It illustrates how the health of any organization ultimately depends on a few factors that are vital but hard to come by.
Leadership for Social Change: I / We / It
A new framework outlines the new skills and mindsets leaders need to drive large-scale change and transformation in a world where are problems are scaling faster than our solutions.