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PhilanthropyMatters focuses on the "who, how and what" of philanthropy. This programming accentuates the ASU Lodestar Center’s role as a regional, national and global knowledge leader in nonprofit and philanthropic themes. Learn about past events.
How do we stop managing problems and begin co-creating real, innovative solutions to our community’s biggest challenges?
Join us for a conversation with David Bornstein of the Solutions Journalism Network and The New York Times and Jeff Snell, Sr. Fellow for Social Innovation at the ASU Lodestar Center and founder of Midwest Social Innovation LLC.
David Bornstein is CEO and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which works to establish solutions journalism — rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems — as an integral part of mainstream news. He has been a journalist for almost 30 years. Since 2010, he has co-authored the “Fixes” column in The New York Times. He is the author of three books: "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas," "The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank," and "Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know."
Jeff Snell serves as Special Advisor to the Dean of Continuing Studies & Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as a facilitator for public and private sector meetings that need to identify key questions, working groups, and timelines for making necessary changes. As founder of Midwest Social Innovation, LLC, he has provided regional executive education in social enterprise models. Start-ups have garnered best new business awards by local chambers of commerce; individual recognitions include honors from the Manhattan Institute, selection as a Fellow for Ashoka, and receipt of a MacArthur “Genius” Award. He is also the Sr. Fellow for Social Innovation at the ASU Lodestar Center.
Jeff’s social innovation projects include a partnership with The New York Times to embed Social Innovation as an interdisciplinary learning tool across the curriculum (selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as one of 10 winners in a field of 1,000 proposals from 15 countries). His work designing the first graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary social innovation courses at Marquette University resulted in an ongoing university-wide platform and receipt of the inaugural Most Innovative Instructor award. Read more
PhilanthropyMatters was developed to continue advancing the Center’s Philanthropy portfolio. This programming accentuates the ASU Lodestar Center’s role as a regional, national and global knowledge leader in nonprofit and philanthropic themes, building on its growing reputation as the “go to” resource for those seeking understanding about philanthropy and its effective practice.
1 | Philanthropy Forums and Summits
The Center hosts convenings on topics of great interest to the philanthropic sector. These events range in size from intimate salon gatherings to large-scale events. Speaker are nationally- or internationally-renowned and will draw attendees from across the field of philanthropy. The Center also partners with various other stakeholders to create leading-edge programming and promote dialogue on contemporary topics that demand discussion by those in the field.
2 | Philanthropic Research
The ASU Lodestar Center fills a unique research niche as a philanthropic center located in the southwestern United States. The ASU Lodestar Center is developing signature research projects in conjunction with other university partners.
For more information about PhilanthropyMatters, please contact Jill Watts, Director of Capacity Building Initiatives, at 602-496-0189 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.