Making your approach to lasting change “big bettable”

Making your approach to lasting change “big bettable”

// By Jacqueline Brennan

“There’s so much untapped potential for great nonprofit leaders to change the world if philanthropy can be unleashed productively, and Upswell is the best gathering place to be with remarkable leaders.” So says William Foster, partner at The Bridgespan Group and head of consulting at the firm.

With a growing number of philanthropists stepping up to support innovative efforts with extraordinarily large gifts that have the potential for enormous impact, “Becoming Big Bettable” is a don’t-miss workshop for anybody in the grantmaking or impact investing space. You’ll hear insights on refining a theory of change to help you convince donors that your work is “big bettable.”

“My workshop will address the strategic challenge that nonprofit leaders face in figuring out approaches to truly create lasting change that makes a material difference on the problems they’re trying to address, and the ways to partner with philanthropists to fund those changes,” William said.

This leader will share Bridgespan’s core philosophy around becoming big bettable, “including a five-part framework when thinking about big bettable strategies, and both our research and experience on how philanthropists look to engage on these kinds of strategies.”

Come prepared for lively conversation and ready to wrestle “with the real tensions about what even the best nonprofit leaders need to do to achieve lasting change.” Also come prepared to learn to work together to find ways “to motivate a lot more philanthropy to flow to the toughest problems we’re addressing in society.”

Becoming Big Bettable is happening Thursday, November 14 from 4:15 – 5:30pm.

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