Ventureneer to Host Social Impact Exchange Conference Bloggers

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Ventureneer will provide a one-stop central resource for those sharing insights and information from the Social Impact Exchange Conference.

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Blogging teams have worked effectively for past philanthropy conferences to share content with conference participants and those who cannot attend in person. It’s a wonderful way to extend the reach of the discussions and engage a wider audience. and Adin Miller Consulting have partnered to provide easy access to insights and ideas from the Inaugural Social Impact Exchange Conference on Scaling June 17 and 18 in New York City.

The Social Impact Exchange is a national membership association focused on increasing investment and sharing knowledge on scaling high-impact nonprofit programs and initiatives.

To help the Exchange in its goal of building "a community that collectively advances the practice of scaling impact in the social sector," Ventureneer has set up a dedicated web page where the thoughts, take-aways, recommendations, and analyses of influential commentators will be posted.

The Ventureneer site will include links to all blogs from the conference, providing a one-stop central resource for information about the conference and its subject matter.

Information and ideas about innovative methods for scaling effective social programs are the focus of the conference. A mix of philanthropists, foundation officers, wealth advisors, and social-sector leaders will join together to explore ways of financing and implementing the growth of high-impact nonprofits.

The conference will address key issues of how to fund and implement scaling initiatives, and will combine both knowledge-sharing sessions and opportunities for taking direct action. Conference themes include scaling in Youth and Education, Poverty Alleviation, Health, and Impact Investing.

"The most important aspect of the Conference is the active participation of attendees, both during and after the event," said Alexander Rossides, president of Growth Philanthropy Network, one of the event’s co-producers along with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Duke University’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society (CSPCS), and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE).

Sponsors include Bank of America, American Express, Public/Private Ventures, The Whelan Group, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, GEO, HSBC, Beyond the Bottom Line, and Louder than Words.

Conference participants can contribute to the Ventureneer site in three ways:

  •     Tweet using #siex10.
  •     Bloggers or those hosting content on their websites can send the site's link to siex10(at)ventureneer(dot)com
  •     Participants who can't host their own content can send commentary to siex10(at)ventureneer(dot)com to be posted as Ventureneer guest blogs.

To follow news and commentary, on Twitter, use #siex10. For all conference highlights and an archive for both blog postings and tweets go to SIEX10 conference highligts. Coming soon: track blog posts via rss feed or link directly to SIEX10 central.

Miller had the initial idea for the centralized resource. "Blogging teams have worked effectively for past philanthropy conferences to share content with conference participants and those who cannot attend in person," he said. It’s a wonderful way to extend the reach of the discussions and engage a wider audience.

"It was a no brainer when Adin Miller Consulting suggested we partner. I had been a coach for the competition and was planning to blog," said Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "Our web developer, Nonprofit Solutions Network, had built the Ventureneer website to be flexible so that we could respond to these opportunities by uploading content and apps easily and quickly."

The initial blogging team will include Adin C. Miller of Adin Miller Consulting, Geri Stengel of, and Deyan Vitanovm, CEO and President of Philanthropedia.

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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