ACT for Alexandria

IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy Forum 2015


IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy is a forum that convenes board, business, City, community and nonprofit leaders to discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.

In its eleventh year, more than 200 leaders from across nonprofit, private and government sectors came together at the forum to discuss strategies for making widespread change. Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out, was the keynote speaker at IMPACT. Schmitz emphasized the need for collective impact, stating that "we need all kinds of leaders to step up with what they have" in order to make widespread change. After the keynote, attendees dispersed to attend three, concurrent breakout sessions. 

Please see below for resources from the keynote speaker and from each of the breakout sessions. 

Event & Keynote Speaker Resources:

Breakout Session Resources:

Equity & Inclusion Begin Within: Panelists: Paul Schmitz, Debra Collins, City of Alexandria, Dr. Julie Crawford, Alexandria City Public Schools Sponsored by: Manchester-Stapleton Family Fund

Good, Better, Best: Understanding the Performance Imperative:. Panelists: Adrian Bordone, Social Solutions, Victoria Vrana, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mary Winkler, The Urban Institute Sponsored by: Mason Hirst Foundation 

Access Other Related Articles and Resources: 

More than Dollars & Deductions: Creating Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Among Local Businesses & Nonprofits: .Panelists: Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Washington Business Journal, Jennifer Ferrara, BB&T, Kari Galloway, Friends of Guest House, Amy Rutherford, Old Town Boutique District/Red Barn Mercantile, Robert Shea, Grant Thornton Sponsored by: BB&T Bank

The event concluded with a networking lunch and a brief information session on ACT's capacity building grant opportunities. To learn more and submit a Letter of Inquiry, please click here



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Have questions or suggestions? Please contact Brandi Yee, Chief Program Officer, at or 703-739-7778.