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Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
Zeina Fayyaz   StartingBloc Essay 2
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Zeina Fayyaz StartingBloc Essay 2

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    • 1. Zeina Fayyaz StartingBloc Boston 2012 ENRICHING THE STARTINGBLOC NETWORK
    • 2. THIS IS ME2 I am… • Age 23 • Female • A Bostonian, transplanted from Stamford, CT • Daughter of a Pakistani father and a Puerto Rican mother • Sister of a champion wrestler and budding filmmaker at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts • Girlfriend of an IT specialist who moonlights as a NBA star (thanks, Playstation) • Program Coordinator, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum • A.B. in History with minors in Psychology and Spanish, Harvard College, class of 2010 2
    • 3. THIS IS ME CONT.3 I am also… • An avid reader • A lover of modern art and architecture • A decent cook • A better baker • A frequent flyer at the Wang YMCA in Boston’s Chinatown • A self-taught HTML, CSS, Drupal, InDesign, and Photoshop guru • An aspiring bulldog owner • A hip-hop and salsa dancer (see Essay Question #3, feel free to watch just the one minute) • A rare American who has traveled to Cuba (see picture at left!) 3
    • 4. MY DAY JOB 4 Currently, I manage Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum, an annual capacity-building program for innovative, nonprofit organizations in the greater Boston area. Every year, we partner with leading local funders to select and showcase a handful of these social innovators, each working to address a different social problem.
    • 5. I MANAGE THE SEARCH, SELECTION… 5 Nomination and Evaluation Committees Nonprofit Community Partners and Sponsors Aug 3rd First-round application due Aug 23rd Second- round invitations issued Jun 20th Launch Sep 13th Second-round application due Oct.28th – Nov 3rd Final-round interviews Dec 1st Innovators announced!
    • 6. …AND SERVICE DELIVERY… 6 Root Cause • Five-month consulting engagement $25,000 Social Innovation Forum • Coordination of services • Events, outreach, and materials $37,500 In-Kind Partners • Executive coaching • Presentation skills coaching • Public relations services • Web design support • Graphic design support • Data management consulting • Development consulting Upwards of $27,500 Root Cause or In-Kind Partner • Follow-on consulting engagement 18 months out of the program $10,000 Track Sponsor • Direct, pass-through grant $10,000 Total Returns per Social Innovator in 2012 $109,000 (TOTAL RETURNS PER SOCIAL INNOVATOR IN 2012)
    • 7. 2006 2004 20032008 20072010 20092011 7 …FOR SELECTED SOCIAL INNOVATORS, (THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES)
    • 8. PLUS LOTS OF EVENTS. ;) 8
    • 9. MY IMPACT Since taking this job in June 2010, I have… • Organized two Showcase events, each of which attracted more than 300 attendees • Personally reviewed more than 200 applications and worked closely with 11 social innovators • Brought together evaluation committees composed of 60+ philanthropists, foundation staff, businesspeople, and government officials for each the 2011 and 2012 application cycles • Helped direct more than $8.5 million in cash and in-kind services to our social innovators 9
    • 10. IN CONCLUSION I expect to listen and learn from everyone – other StartingBloc fellows, StartingBloc staff, and guest speakers -- but I also expect to share my own knowledge, experiences, and friends’ email addresses as they can be helpful to others. • I have deep knowledge of the greater Boston nonprofit “scene” and how intermediaries like Root Cause function within it; • Expertise in grantmaking processes, market research, project management, event planning, communications, and website/database management; and • A strong personal network It is important to me that I give as much to StartingBloc and its fellows as StartingBloc will offer me. Thank You! 10

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