Investing in Place-Based Change: Practice and Innovation

Tamarack Institute

Place-based or community-based collaborative models have the power and potential to drive significant and systems level impact. In an article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tamarack explored How Field Catalysts Accelerate Collective Impact and shared a model drawing the connection between place-based collaborations and systems level impact.

The field catalyst approach is an innovative way to scale deep and durable change and provides new investment opportunities for philanthropic funders. Place Matters UK and Black Thrive recently convened 20 UK funders to discuss an integrated and strategic approach to investing in communities and community change. Many funders were already investing at the community level but were making these investments in isolated ways.

Emily, Jo, Lela and Tim will make the case for an innovative, coordinated and integrated approach to investing in communities both in Canada and the UK. Place Matters UK will share a Continuum of Funders Roles, which identifies a range of investment and development opportunities for organizations and communities. Place Matters UK and Black Thrive will discuss place-based investment in the UK. Tim Draimin will share highlights from a recently convened study tour which brought together social innovators, funders, and organization leaders from both Canada and the UK.

Join Emily Sun, Jo Blundell, Lela Kogbara, Tim Draimin and Liz Weaver in a lively conversation exploring the current practice and innovations emerging when investing in place-based change. Together we will explore the connected approaches of philanthropy and social innovation as drivers of change. Bring your ideas about innovative funding practices.

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July 5, 2023 1:00 pm


July 5, 2023 2:00 pm

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