The IMPCON community is invited to join the global expert membership of Social Value International (SVI) for all SVI 2016 annual conference sessions and workshops, which will be held during Impact Convergence 2016.
Impact Convergence 2016 brings together leaders, practitioners, and professionals from around the globe who are interested in impact and evaluation. Participants will network and learn about other areas of practice, discuss a range of opportunities and challenges faced by different sectors, and work collaboratively to improve impact measurement.
IMPCON will open Monday afternoon with interactive networking activities followed by mini-presentations in plenary session to introduce attendees to the basics of specific areas of practice. Some of these include:
NOTE: Agenda is under development and is subject to change.
John Tamihere, a preeminent chief executive of Urban Māori trusts and agencies, will lead off with a keynote address. IMPCON participants will then learn from different ignite speakers as they frame the impact measurement challenges and opportunities faced by different sectors. Speakers include:
In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to shape their own agenda by choosing between different sessions, and engaging in challenging and constructive dialogue. Session topics include:
On Wednesday morning, IMPCON participants can join an expert-facilitated discussion on how to enhance collaborative work, and take part in drafting an agenda for action to be accomplished over the next year. IMPCON participants will also have the opportunity to serve as a “brain trust” to assist Atlanta-based social entrepreneurs address their impact measurement challenges. Workshop schedule is in development!
The IMPCON action agenda will be presented Wednesday afternoon during the Opening Keynote of Evaluation 2016, the largest evaluation conference in the world. Follow-up sessions will explore IMPCON themes with a larger audience of evaluators and other measurement and public policy professionals.
NOTE: Agenda is under development and is subject to change.
Following the event, steward organizations will facilitate ongoing cross-sector collaborations that advance the action agenda and the state of the art of impact measurement.
Bernice Sanders Smoot
Founder and President, Saint Wall Street LLC
Bernice Sanders Smoot believes that dollars should fund social change, not social programs. Since 1998, under the banner of Saint Wall Street, she has helped program leaders across America adopt proven peer and business strategies for cost-effective social change. A former corporate marketing executive, nonprofit co-chair, and board vice president, Ms. Smoot brings to bear a unique blend of business and nonprofit expertise that spans 30 years. In the 90s, she helped launch HomeFree-USA, today a multi-million-dollar nonprofit leader in minority homeownership development. Under federal contract since 2008, Ms. Smoot works with grantees of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance to assess the market value of their programs. Saint Wall Street LLC’s proprietary, research-backed Program Return on Investment™ (PROI) approach draws upon proven nonprofit and corporate strategies for cost-effective leadership, research-backed studies on social costs, and evidence-based practices for assessing program cost-benefits, return on investment and return on leadership.
CEO, Te Whānau o Waipareira
A former New Zealand Government Minister, John Tamihere is the CEO of urban Māori organisation Te Whānau o Waipareira and CEO of Te Pou Matakana, the North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, who are intrusted to distribute $42 million of Government contracts annually. As a leading voice for Māori, Mr. Tamihere, a lawyer, has been a Member of New Zealand Māori Council, Auckland Council’s Independent Māori Statutory Board and voted on by the community to the Waitakere District Licensing Council, who re-distribute $12 million to the west Auckland community. He is also an executive member of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) and director of Te Putea Whakatupu Trust, who have grown a $20 million settlement to $26m. He is a recent ministerial appointment to the board of Māori TV.
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GA
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On the third and final day of IMPCON, we will be honored guests at Evaluation 2016, the largest evaluation conference in the world!
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A growing number of international players have been working to develop markets for privately funded ventures with a complex mix of purposes: generating financial returns, improving the lives of people, and healing the environment. These nascent markets depend on the availability of reliable impact information.
While the information currently available is of a higher quality than it was five years ago, it is not sufficient to make these markets sustainable.
At IMPCON, participants will work together to develop an action agenda that advances the state of the art of impact measurement. After the convergence, the agenda will be advanced by cross-sector teams under the leadership of steward organizations.
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