Philanthropic Big Bets for Social Change


October 27, 2015

Philanthropic Big Bets for Social Change

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The largest U.S. donors aspire to address society’s most difficult challenges. Sixty percent articulate a powerful social change goal as their dominant objective, and nearly 80 percent cite one among their top three priorities. Yet only 20 percent of their big-bet giving ($10 million-plus commitments) goes to social change. The other 80 percent is traditional institutional giving – primarily to universities, hospitals, and cultural institutions. Join us as we explore this massive “aspiration gap” between ambition and action. Where are donors betting big? What role do big bets play in nonprofit success? Why there aren’t there more of them?

Presented by The Bridgespan Group

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Session Category :  Breakout  CEO Track  Embark