The Robin Hood Foundation is dedicated to combating poverty in New York City through a range of innovative and impactful initiatives. It stands out for a strategic approach to philanthropy, focusing on partnerships, technology, effective use of data, and direct community engagement to drive meaningful change. And here to discuss this with us is Richard Buery, the Chief Executive Officer of the Robin Hood Foundation.
The McKnight Foundation is a Minnesota-based family organization committed to a future where both people and planet thrive. It addresses key issues like climate change, racial equity, and community enrichment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region and beyond. And to discuss their work further, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Tonya Allen, the president of the McKnight Foundation.
The Acceleration Project or TAP is the nonprofit organization that accelerates small business growth. Their business consulting services empower under-resourced entrepreneurs in order to create a more inclusive economy. And here to tell us more about their model and how this work is done is Jane Veron, the co-founder and CEO of The Acceleration Project.
Jim Clark has led the Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2012. He oversees a vast network of over 5,000 clubs that enrich the lives of 350,000 young people across the U.S. on a typical day. His tenure has been marked by significant strides in organizational restructuring and the launch of a forward-thinking strategy emphasizing three core areas: academic success, character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Salim Ismail is an influential figure in the tech world, known for his role as a founding executive director of Singularity University, a bestselling author, and founder of several technology companies. His book, Exponential Organizations, achieved # 1 on Amazon’s best business management bestsellers list and received acclaim for its groundbreaking concepts.
Currently, Ismail is involved in various ventures, such as OpenExO, that helps organizations and individuals navigate and thrive in the rapidly changing world of technology and business. And he recently co-authored the updated Exponential Organizations 2.0: The New Playbook for 10x Growth & Impact, which offers fresh insights into building exponential organizations.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA, is the number one voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of families.
And here to tell us about their work is Dr. Donald Wood, the President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.