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Tera terpstra


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  1. 1. 11November 2010<br />TBLI<br />“transforming from a traditional grant giving institution to an impact investing organisation”<br />… an attempt to crush five inspiring and intense years into 1 presentation<br />
  2. 2. transformation can be like the skies<br />holding light and dark together <br />be beautiful and rough at the same time<br />
  3. 3. De Oude Beuk- traditional grant making<br />giving the money away once<br />unrequested proposals - ‘open-door-policy’<br /> all geographies, all themes = 125 projects, 25 countries<br />low touch project monitoring<br />team: senior and junior project managers - development aid<br />
  4. 4. d.o.b foundation - impact investing<br />sustaining or growing the money invested<br />dedicated scouting<br /> narrow geographical & theme focus = 15 investments, mainly Africa <br />high touch engagement<br />multidisciplinary team – business, finance, legal, anthropology<br />
  5. 5. what did it take?<br />changes in strategy<br />making clear choices on vision, mission and focus<br />entrepreneurial and stakeholder oriented approach <br />changes in process<br />business wise management <br />impact & financial measurement and reporting<br />changes in organisational structure<br />network organisation<br />multidisciplinary team<br />changes in leadership<br />connecting – being the glue amongst the parts<br />empowering versus leading<br />managing the reality bias: embracing the new vision is one, living it however…<br />
  6. 6. transformation<br />“although the connections are not always obvious, organisational change is inseparable from personal change”<br />Harriet Lerner<br />’<br />
  7. 7. (some) challenges<br />how to choose focus and vision - and deal with the ‘loss’?<br />how to make periodic results tangible?<br />how to deal with the implications of being a network organisation?<br />how to deal with the complexity of hybrid businesses?<br />
  8. 8. underlying challenges - example<br />how to deal with the changed character of results?<br />
  9. 9. underlying challenges - example<br />how to deal with the shifted status of being a multiple ‘giver’ to being a qualitative partner?<br />
  10. 10. paradigm shifts<br />STRATEGY - from OR toAND<br />PROCES - from linear to systemic<br />STRUCTURE - from singular to hybrid<br />INVOLVEMENT – from ‘outsider’ to participant<br />LEADERSHIP – from ‘leading’ to empowering <br />
  11. 11. conclusions<br />CO - CREATE<br />SHARE<br />BLEND<br />NOURISH AND FOSTER<br />
  12. 12. some personal remarks…<br />don’t get impressed by ‘complexity<br />don’t take yourself too seriously<br />changing the world is an ambitious goal<br />to change is to be bold<br />… the world is longing for some ground-breaking, paradigm shifting CHANGE in order to provide for a long lasting future of LIFE… <br />
  13. 13. thanks for your attention!<br />questions, remarks…<br />