Rich Harwood to Deliver Keynote at Aspen Institute

National Community Change Expert Rich Harwood to Deliver Keynote at Aspen Institute Forum May 20
The Harwood Institute’s President to Speak about “Putting Community in Collective Impact”

Bethesda, Md. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

Rich Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will deliver a keynote address on collective impact May 20 at a three-day conference co-sponsored by The Aspen Institute for Community Solutions and The Collective Impact Forum.

During the event, Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder’s Role in Collective Impact, Harwood will speak about “Putting Community in Collective Impact.” In it, he will address the five characteristics he’s identified that can make or break collective impact efforts - and that are often overlooked. Following his talk, Harwood will lead a discussion about engaging communities in collective impact efforts.

The conference is geared toward grant-makers and takes place May 19-21 in Aspen, Colo. More than 220 people are scheduled to attend.

The Collective Impact Forum is an initiative of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm focused on collective impact. FSG defines collective impact as “the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem.”

Harwood’s talk is based on an article he published recently in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. “The collective impact approach offers a pathway for organizations to join together and scale change efforts that get results,” he writes.

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