Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2010 Skoll World Forum

Collaboration. Talent. Impact. Welcome to the 2010 Skoll World Forum!


News on The Edge
Welcome to the Social Edge update!

The 2010 Skoll World Forum is taking place this week at the University of Oxford. Our team of 30 bloggers will be reporting on every session, so start following us on Twitter now, then check in often on Social Edge and find out what leading social entrepreneurs are talking about.

But first, you should check our vibrant discussions on collaboration, talent and impact, three topics that will be addressed extensively at Oxford.

Collaboration: Should you merge two similar programs to increase social impact while reducing operation costs, or partner with other sectors --government, banks, customers-- to provide a coherent approach to a tricky cross-sector problem?

Charles (Hipbone) Cameron looks into how social entrepreneurs should structure their collaborative efforts to increase social return.

Talent: Yvette Alberdingk Thijm and Pari Jhaveri highlight the importance of succession planning. Will your organization be ready when you realize that it is time for you to move on, or if something unexpected happens to your leadership team?

Now is the time to think about the way your departure will affect your organization's ability to continue to create change, and to start cultivating talent for leadership roles.

Impact: Lakshmi Karan, the Skoll Foundation's Director of Impact Assessment and Learning, reviews the way we are evaluating impact.

She wonders whether we should take the process to the level of issue-driven ecosystems, and looks at the collaborative impact of multiple grantees working together around a common goal in a cluster approach.

Collaboration. Talent. Impact. Welcome to the 2010 Skoll World Forum!

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