Event Honors Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton and Hosts Debate on Impact Investing vs. Traditional Philanthropy

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Philadelphia Social Innovation’s October 25 Philanthropy & Social Enterprise Forum features Drayton and renowned philanthropists and investors

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We are especially honored to recognize social entrepreneur pioneer Bill Drayton for his incomparable investment in the heart and soul of innovation [...]

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) will present the Philanthropy & Social Enterprise Forum: Investing for Impact from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

The Forum is expected to draw more than 250 philanthropists, investors and nonprofit, private and government leaders. It will feature well known social entrepreneur Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka, who will receive PSIJ’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Compassion Award; and speakers Cynthia Massarsky, vice president of social impact exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network; Jacob Gray, senior director of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative; Clifford David, president of Investors’ Circle Philadelphia; David King, venture partner with Quaker Partners; Craig Muska, director of investments for Foundation Services of The Threshold Group; and Jeremy Nowak, president of William Penn Foundation

The Forum coincides with the launch of PSIJ’s fall 2012 edition, which offers more than 30 articles focused on leading innovations, best practices, new ideas and solutions that currently exist or will influence approaches to how we best invest our dollars. “At the heart of the Forum and special edition on philanthropy is a debate about the experiences of early adopters in the space of impact investing versus traditional philanthropy,” said PSIJ co-founder Nicholas Torres.

“We are especially honored to recognize social entrepreneur pioneer Bill Drayton for his incomparable investment in the heart and soul of innovation and impactful social innovators,” said PSIJ co-founder Tine Hansen-Turton. Bill Drayton’s award recognition and keynote presentation will be followed by brief remarks from article authors from the new edition of PSIJ, and a panel titled Best & Emerging Practices to Increase Social and Financial Impact. The night will conclude with a networking reception for attendees.


About the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
The collaborative brainchild of two Philadelphia-area social innovators and Eisenhower Fellows, Nicholas Torres, President of Education-Plus, Inc., and Tine Hansen-Turton, Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal chronicles social innovations related to topics such as leadership, human capital and disruptive innovation, affecting a broad spectrum of the community. PSIJ focuses on the region’s current and emerging leaders of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses, and on the principles they have developed to create, manage and promote social change. PSIJ has quickly become known as a national knowledge lab and thought leader for innovations, creating a common understanding of how to incubate social innovation and challenging social sector systems through dissemination of local best practices/solutions. Through PSIJ’s articles, individuals and organizations striving to create social change are challenged to incorporate an understanding of their product (social innovation), double bottom line impact (social and financial), and policy implications. As such, PSIJ is creating a new standard for creating impact within the social sector.

Read the journal at http://www.philasocialinnovations.org.

For more information, please contact Tine Hansen-Turton at 215-820-8451 or tine(at)philasocialinnovations(dot)org.
To schedule an interview with Bill Drayton, please contact Terry Donovan at tdonovan(at)ashoka(dot)org prior to October 23.

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