Reinventing government and community partnerships
// By Jacqueline Brennan
Join Caroline Whistler during her Upswell Chicago Spark Talk to find out how government and community partnerships are being reimagined to support community residents in reaching their full potential.
Caroline is among the six finalists vying for the 2019 NGen Leadership Award, presented annually to a changemaker age 40 or younger who has demonstrated transformative impact and collaborative leadership in addressing a critical societal need.
She’s also CEO and co- founder of Third Sector, which works to accelerate the transition to a performance-driven social sector, using public funding and data as levers to impact how governments, providers, and their partners work with and improve the lives of the people they serve.
During her Spark Talk, Caroline will inform Upswell attendees about the trillions of dollars spent each year on human services that are not used effectively because of the way the dollars are allocated. According to Caroline, “By creating well-defined outcomes that are pursued in deep partnership with the people being served, governments, service providers, and their partners can create a radically more inclusive approach to addressing social issues that advances people’s live.”
In Carolina’s talk, she’ll also focus on the importance of elevating community voice in the delivery of human services; ensuring that public resources are connected to creating quantifiable improvements in people’s lives; and shifting decision-making power toward the people being served and transforming entire government systems from delivering services to delivering outcomes.
Caroline and her fellow NGen Leadership Award finalists will all be presenting or speaking during our three days in Chicago. They’ll also be at our Leadership Awards Reception—happening Thursday, November 14—where we’ll announce the winner of the 2019 award!
If you haven’t already, save your spot to join us this November and make plans to meet our six fabulous finalists and celebrate our winner when we announce them in Chicago!
Reinventing Government and Community Partnerships is happening Thursday, November 14 from 2:45 – 2:55pm.