Philanthropy in Appalachia: What’s Next? Sed Second Annual Gathering, June 7th & 8th, 2011
Gathering Objectives Learning: to share promising ideas, projects and efforts to transform Appalachia’s economy Analysis: to deepen our collective understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities within Appalachia Relationships: to strengthen trust and connections among Network members Collaboration: to discover new and innovative ways to work together
All for the purpose of… Deepening the impact of our work on the ground Leveraging additional resources and investment into Central Appalachia
A Systems View of Philanthropy System: an interconnected set of components that are organized in a way that achieves something
Leverage Points in a System Leverage points are places in a system where a relatively small amount of effort can cause a relatively large amount of change.
Leverage Points: Example Changing the course of ship by pushing on the hull vs. using a rudder
Developing Your Innovation Briefly describe your innovation. Who needs to be involved in order for the innovation to work? What will the impact be if your innovation is implemented? How long will it take for the idea to become reality? How long will it take for the impact to happen? How much will it cost to implement your innovation?