What Does Five Years of Government Innovation, Inspiration and Impact Look Like?

September 16, 2014 | by Social Innovation Fund

For the past five years, the Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has demonstrated a new way that government programs can operate. They can unite public and private resources. They can focus on solutions. They can require evidence of results. And they can share successful ideas with more people.

For the past five years, the Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has demonstrated a new way that government programs can operate. They can unite public and private resources. They can focus on solutions. They can require evidence of results. And they can share successful ideas with more people.

On September 17 – 18, 2014, the Social Innovation Fund will present the lessons it has learned in investing more than $700 million in public and private funds. The annual gathering – this year titled “Celebrating Five Years of Innovation, Inspiration and Impact” – will bring together the nation’s leading thinkers on grantmaking, philanthropy, evidence and social change. Speakers include the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Stacey Palmer, Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code, Seth Goldman from Honest Tea, Kirsten Lodal from LIFT, Ben Rattray from Change.org, Rashad Robinson from Color of Change,  and Andrew Yang from Venture for America.

You can be part of this event, even if you can’t come down to Washington, DC in person. The Social Innovation Fund is opening up the room to even more people with a livestream. The following livestreamed events, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Time Warner, will bring together change-makers to spark new thinking on programs and partnerships:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

1:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. EST

Opening Plenary and Town Hall

Join the Social Innovation Fund for the Opening Plenary and Town Hall meeting of their annual grantee meeting. During the opening plenary, you’ll have a front row seat as we announce more than $50 million in new grants, and you’ll have the opportunity to hear about the newly funded projects from their CEOS, as well clients of programs that have received SIF investments.

You’ll also hear from Obama Administration leadership on the President’s efforts to build ladders of opportunity for those in greatest needs by investing in what works. Featured speakers include James H. Shelton, III, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy; Jonathan Greenblatt, White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation; Wendy Spencer, Corporation for National & Community Service and Michael D. Smith, the Social Innovation Fund.

Register here

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. EST

Social Innovation Summit – SIF Edition brought to you by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in partnership with Time Warner

The 2014 SIF Annual Convening, will combine two powerful social innovation initiatives – the Social Innovation Fund and the Social Innovation Summit – to shine a brilliant spotlight on ‘what works’ and introduce innovators and changemakers to spark new thinking, expand imaginations and disrupt the stale and status quo. Join the livestream and online conversation to be inspired and challenged by trailblazing social innovators and entrepreneurs that are changing the way we think about creating social change. Featured speakers include: Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code, Seth Goldman from Honest Tea, Kirsten Lodal from LIFT, Ben Rattray from Change.org, Rashad Robinson from Color of Change,  and Andrew Yang from Venture for America. The presentation will be a combination of fireside chats and lightening talks. The program will be emceed by Erin Hogan of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Register here

Register to livestream at: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/social-innovation-fund/social-innovation-fund-convening

Got a question to ask? Livestream audiences can submit questions to speakers during the Opening Plenary and Town Hall via Twitter, using the hashtag #SIFund.

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