Sustaining and scaling
social change through
cross sector talent
Talent
Social
Change
Agents
Innovation
Smart people + big problems = Solutions
Smart people + big problems = Solutions
Smart people + big problems + ?? = Solutions
3 things about
cross sector talent.
#1. Mind. They think differently.
And that’s good.
Corporate Lawyer to help with a
federal grant process? Yes.
#2 Muscle. Scaling requires
special skills and infrastructure.
HBS Alum to build a Children’s
Movement? Yes.
#3 We alone are not enough.
I have almost a complete
disregard for precedent,
and a faith in the possibility
of something better. It
irritates me to b...
“…non-profit
institutions are
human-change
agents.
“Management
is about human
beings. Its task
is to make
How will we have sustainable
impact?
Sustain
ourselves
Sustain
our
people
Sustain
our
focus
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent
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Jennifer Anastasoff, Co-Founder & CEO, Fuse Corps
Twitter Handle: @FuseCorps

We work in a sector dedicated to transforming lives with limited resources and abundant passion and expertise. What if we could find more value in existing resources, extend the impact of our passion and expertise, and unlock resources to move our missions? We can by being ready to engage talent from the business and government sectors.

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  • We work in a sector dedicated to transforming lives with limited resources and abundant passion and expertise. What if we could find more value in existing resources, extend the impact of our passion and expertise, and engage many more people in our missions? We can by being open to talent from across sectors.
  • Story – My work in direct service…teacher, wanted to create a new organization. Then I realized I didn’t have the background and skills to do it.
    Found many that were doing very well, but couldn’t meet the needs of the populace.
    Didn’t have the infrastructure, funding, support to scale. So 50 kids were served well, while 500 remained unserved.
    We know the current state – solid programming for limited group, we kn

  • $28 million + 5 year strategic plan
  • Outside the comfort zone of the NPO – wouldn’t have hired her initially.
    Corporate Lawyer – confused about the state of the org – they were moving and their first office force all to sit in kids chairs.
  • 700 Companies and 4500 individuals signed on to create a new movement.
  • To solve the problems we seek to solve.
  • Sustaining and Scaling Social Change Through Cross Sector Talent

    1. 1. Sustaining and scaling social change through cross sector talent
    2. 2. Talent Social Change Agents Innovation
    3. 3. Smart people + big problems = Solutions
    4. 4. Smart people + big problems = Solutions Smart people + big problems + ?? = Solutions
    5. 5. 3 things about cross sector talent.
    6. 6. #1. Mind. They think differently. And that’s good.
    7. 7. Corporate Lawyer to help with a federal grant process? Yes.
    8. 8. #2 Muscle. Scaling requires special skills and infrastructure.
    9. 9. HBS Alum to build a Children’s Movement? Yes.
    10. 10. #3 We alone are not enough.
    11. 11. I have almost a complete disregard for precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might
    12. 12. “…non-profit institutions are human-change agents.
    13. 13. “Management is about human beings. Its task is to make
    14. 14. How will we have sustainable impact? Sustain ourselves Sustain our people Sustain our focus

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