Forging Strategic Partnerships for Scale and Impact
“To scale an organization’s impact without scaling its size is the new frontier in … social innovation.”
—Jeffrey Bradach, Bridgespan Group founding partner
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Diego chapter (YNPNsd) and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) are both organizations that consider strategic partnerships a key driver for creating positive impact. That’s why, together, we’re kicking off 2016 with a workshop on strategic partnerships and their potential for major social change.
Participants will learn how to assess, build and sustain authentic partnerships . And we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working across organizations for greater equity and social justice in our communities. Come with questions about leveraging your organization a larger effort and fostering partnerships at any stage in your career. We can always learn innovative ways to make working together an easier, more common practice!
RSVP here to attend this working program with expert practitioner Camey Christenson, Director of Business and Partnership Development of 2-1-1 San Diego. A social worker and professional in the nonprofit sector for 22 years, Camey is a strong believer in collaboration. Camey will guide us through specific tools for initiating and navigating collaboration, in pursuit of strategic partnerships.
When: Thursday, January 28th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:San Diego Foundation: 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200 | San Diego, CA 92106
Refreshments will be served.
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Come prepared for the discussion by reading:
- “The Dawn of System Leadership” http://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_dawn_of_system_leadership
- “Scale = Partnership” http://ssir.org/articles/entry/scale_partnership
- “The Six Pillars of Strategic Partnership” (infographic below) http://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_pillars_of_partnership
About the presenter:
Camey Christenson is the Director of Partnership and Development at 2-1-1 San Diego, and oversees the team dedicated to building a sustained 2-1-1 system that is fully integrated across nonprofit, business and government sectors. Prior to 2-1-1 Ms. Christenson consulted with nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California offering project management, grant writing, funding research, strategic planning, program development, marketing and outreach planning, government relations, best practices research, programmatic evaluation and outcome measurement, contract compliance reporting, quality control, collaboration building, and technical assistance. Ms. Christenson, a lifelong social worker, has worked in the nonprofit field for 22 years. Ms. Christenson holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a certified MSW Field Instructor for San Diego State University and University of Southern California. She is an active member of many community groups and coalitions including the Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC) and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC). Ms. Christenson resides in North San Diego County with her husband and three young sons. For her full bio, click here.