Collective Impact in the Environment
Monday, November 4, 2013
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, 328 Lomita Dr. at Museum Way
Doors 5:00 pm
Program 5:30-7:00 pm
RSVP CLICK HERE
The Morgan Family Foundation co-founded the Northern Sierra Partnership in 2007 to conserve the natural resources, including valuable water sources, in an area from south of Lake Tahoe to Mt. Lassen and down to about 3,000 feet altitude. It is one of the only partnerships in the United States that has successfully joined five successful nonprofits—The Nature Conservancy, Truckee-Donner Land Trust, The Trust for PublicLands, Feather River Land Trust and Sierra Business Council—into apartnership to develop strategies and working relationships to solve complex problems.
Using the success of the Northern Sierra Partnership as a case study, this panel discussion will highlight the power of philanthropy to encourage “collective impact”—i.e., broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations with different agendas. After five years, the Morgan Family Foundation and its partners have both incredible successes and lessons learned through the Northern Sierra Partnership that they can share with the broader public and nonprofit community.
Lucy Blake, President, Northern Sierra Partnership
David Edelson, Sierra Nevada Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
Jim Morgan, Chairman, Morgan Family Foundation
Curt Riffle, Program Officer, Conservation and Science, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Host: Kim Meredith, Executive Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Moderator: Buzz Thompson, Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; and Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law