Events

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Upcoming Events

April 7, 2020

[Virtual] Under the Hood: Tech in the time of crisis

Hear from technologists on the front lines of crisis response, from healthcare.gov (2013) to U.S. Digital Service (2014-now) to COVID-19 with the U.S. Digital Response (2020). Learn about what it takes to make it all happen, how to find and recruit talent, and how to get involved. Hosted jointly with Harvard Kennedy School.

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April 9, 2020

[Virtual] Impact Management Series, Part 1: How can you make it work?

This workshop is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Part 1: How can you make it work?

Students and professionals will learn about the field of impact management. They will take away a basic understanding of managing impact performance based on asset class and industry. As well as gaining the tools to track and maintain quality impact within the impact investing field. The workshop will also review case studies across various impact organizations allowing participants to explore real-life applications of these concepts. Participants will engage with the topic with pre-reading material before the workshop as a foundation for discussions.

Outline for the workshop is as follows:

Section 1: Refresher from Fall 2019’s workshop “More than Measurement: Impact Management” Section 2: Impact Management based on Asset Class Section 3: Impact Management based on Industry Section 4: Examining Tools These workshops are open to participants with any type of background knowledge on impact management and the impact field. Even with no knowledge of the field you can attend, in fact it’s encouraged! We’d like for you to make both dates but you don’t have to attend both. Space is limited to 50 virtual attendees. To register for part 2 of the series, visit this link. * A zoom link will be provided closer to the date of the event.

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April 16, 2020

[Virtual] Impact Management Series, Part 2: What about the long run?

This workshop is part 2 of a 2 part series.

Part 2: What about the long run?

As a follow up to part 1, students and professionals will learn about the value in monetizing impact and using frameworks as gateways to long-term thinking and outcomes. They will take away a basic understanding of tools and frameworks that support individuals and organizations in evaluating and tracking impact management outcomes. The workshop will also review case studies across various impact organizations allowing participants to explore real-life applications of these concepts. Participants will engage with the topic with pre-reading material before the workshop as a foundation for discussions.

Outline for the workshop is as follows:

Section 1: Refresher from Part 1 Section 2: Calculating Value and Monetizing Impact Section 3: Continuing to Examine Tools and Frameworks Section 4: Monitoring and Evaluation vs. Impact Management These workshops are open to participants with any type of background knowledge on impact management and the impact field. Even with no knowledge of the field you can attend, in fact it’s encouraged! We’d like for you to make both dates but you don’t have to attend both. Space is limited to 50 virtual participants. * A zoom link will be provided closer to the date of the event.

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May 15, 2020

Events During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities, and following the guidance of Georgetown University, we have cancelled or postponed all our scheduled in-person events. We are currently exploring options to move some of our planned activities to virtual events, and will update this space as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to meeting with you (virtually) soon.

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Past Events

February 2020

Measuring Social Change

Author and professor Alnoor Ebrahim chats with Miriam's Kitchen CEO Scott Schenkelberg and Interim Executive Director Nate Wong about the strategies around measuring social change, and how organizations put them in place. Ebrahim's work is found in his book, Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World.

September 2018

Winners Take All

The Beeck Center hosted author Anand Giridharadas to discuss his book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Executive Director Sonal Shah led the conversation and invited students to join the author on stage to ask questions as well. This was a controversial topic touching on philanthropy, social good, policy, and wealth.

December 2019

Student Analyst Capstone Showcase

Each semester, our Student Analysts work hard across our portfolios of Data+Digital, Fair Finance, and Student Engagement. For this showcase, each analyst presented what they had been working on for the past few months, and the impact it's had on them.

February 2019

Lean Impact

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? These are some of the questions that Ann Mei Chang, former Director of USAID’s Global Innovation Lab, tackles in her new book, Lean Impact.