IMPACT: Mobilizing Your Economic Power

 A Tamarack Webinar

IMPACT_Book_Cover.pngDate: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Time: 11:55am-1:00 pm Eastern Time

Speakers: Al Etmanski and Bill Kelly

Your membership or constituency is an untapped economic market that, when properly mobilized, will both finance and further your social innovation. More and more, social change activists are flexing their economic muscle to disrupt business models, acquire flexible funds, reduce their dependence on grant funding and develop business partnerships that help spread their big ideas.

Join Al for an intimate conversation with Bill Kelly, Founding Board Member of Ashoka and Strategic Advisor to Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), as they explore what it means to mobilize your economic power and how it can help spread your social innovation.

Please note that this session is the fourth part of a 6 Part Learning Journey Webinar Series for Social Innovators & Community Change Agents with Al Etmanski. Space is limited in all the sessions, and you must register for each session you wish to attend.

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Register for Create a Container for your Content with guest Jason Mogus

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                                                            About Al Etmanski

Al_Etmanski_headshot.jpgAl Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. He is a founding partner of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and BC Partners for Social Impact. Previously he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack and Jack Collins. Al is an Ashoka fellow, and a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD).

Al has received numerous awards for his work with people with disabilities, including the Order of Canada (2014), Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal (2005). He lives with his wife Vickie Cammack – who also received the Order of Canada – just outside of Vancouver and delight in the creative pursuits of their five children.

In his highly praised new book, Impact: Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation, Etmanski provides an inspirational and practical roadmap for others wishing to transform our society. He is a thought-leader, researcher, and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies.

About Bill Kellyhead_shot_151221_SAHF_Bill_Kelly_034_rev.jpg

A founder of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future and its first President, Bill has worked to change policy and the marketplace so that sophisticated non-profit organizations can buy and operate affordable apartments, enable residents to improve their lives, and reduce the climate impact of the housing.  Much of his work involves the use of innovative financial structures to meet social needs.  Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, an advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, served as counsel in a wide array of domestic and international transactions at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, and had an active role in expanding the scope of legal pro bono representation to regulatory and transactional matters.

Bill is a Director of Ashoka, the Low Income Investment Fund, the National Affordable Housing Trust, and the International Senior Lawyers Project. Recognized as a Purpose Prize Fellow for launching SAHF in a second career, Bill also taught at Georgetown University as Peter Mullen Visiting Professor and is a frequent writer and speaker on housing and community development topics.


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