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Mitch Kapor & Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D.: It's All About the Impact

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Closing Keynote for Nonprofit Boot Camp - Silicon Valley, June 12, 2013.

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Mitch Kapor & Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D.: It's All About the Impact

  1. 1. IT’S ALL ABOUT THEIMPACT
  2. 2. LIVING IN MULTIPLE WORLDSBusinessTechStartupsNon-profits
  3. 3. THINGS WE BELIEVE• There’s a lot to love about tech, but not alltech is good• Every organization has social impact, but itsnot all positive• Not all non-profits operate in the best serviceof their mission• But there’s a lot to be gained by combiningthe positives from each sector
  4. 4. WHAT BUSINESS CAN DO WELL• operate efficiently• think strategically• be customer-focused• use competition to improve impact
  5. 5. WHAT TECH STARTUPS CAN DO WELL• innovate• scale rapidly• make things affordable• democratize entire sectors
  6. 6. WHAT NON-PROFITS CAN DO WELL• have a heart• focus on outcomes beyond money– people– planet– quality of life
  7. 7. Education Tech Impact ContinuumONLINE HIGHER ED 1.0- high cost, high debt- low qualty, low persistence- high profit
  8. 8. Education Tech Impact ContinuumPLAZA FAMILIA• bilingual instruction forEnglish Language learners• standards aligned• culturally relevant
  9. 9. Health Tech Impact ContinuumPERSONALIZED MEDICALRESEARCH- $5,000-$250,000 per patient- (an actual Peter Thiel-fundedstartup)
  10. 10. Health Tech Impact ContinuumASTHMAPOLIS- better control of chronicasthma- fewer ER visits, lower costs
  11. 11. Tech Impact in Non-profits• CRM and donor management systems– Greater efficiency• Social media– better constituency communication andengagement• Transformative tech– ????
  12. 12. non-profitcollaboration toincrease collegereadiness, persistence andcompletion ofAfrican Americanyoung men fromthe SF Bay AreaCollege BoundBrotherhood
  13. 13. A mobile app ofjust in time, high-quality informationand reminders tomanage the collegeadmission andpersistence processCollegeSNAPPS
  14. 14. WHAT YOU CAN DO• Assess your use of tech– tactical?– transformative?• Break down the silos• Imagine how tech can enable re-invention ofyour model
  15. 15. OUR EMERGINGDEFINITION OF IMPACT• Gap-closing– Access– Opportunity– Achievement• Democratizes sectors allowing newentrepreneurs• Reflects communities being served

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