Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Live Feed from InterAction Forum 2013 Twitter Account - Panel featuring Aidmatrix President & CEO [Read from the Bottom Up]

  1. The world is moved not only be mighty shoves of the heros, but of the tiny shoves of the honest worker - Helen Keller
  2. Spahn: We are a diverse community We face tough & divisive issues Real strength of InterAction is to find way fwd thru tough issues
  3. Collective good requires collective effort. Sam Worthington
  4. Worthington honors Kathy Spahn thanking her for her service as Board Chair .
  5. Corporate social responsibility here is stay. The reality is government funding is shrinking. The future is looking beyond grants
  6. Q: Sucess looks v different for NGOs than for companies. Success to NGOs is ending poverty, not a tech problem, it's political.
  7. Jahani: Incentives & measurements need change. Example project treats work as investment, communities have "skin in the game"
  8. Q: Concerned innovation will become another "flavor of the month." How do we change incentive patterns to create long term impacts?
  9. . has culture of "constructive disatisfaction" need to scale across multiple levels to understand what NGOs face.
  10. . Don't do enough where ngos & private industry go into countries together. Some countries would welcome this.
  11. Nitze: Celebrate failure. Allow failure to be an active part of moving forward
  12. Nitze: We look @ innovations that failed 5 yrs ago that then resurfaces multiple times & gets refined & can be invested in.
  13. Q: Innovation involves moving fwd, but is there a role for historical thinking? Forgotten innovation that ought to be recovered?
  14. Spahn opens floor for questions.
  15. . Intersection of public private going to become much closer. Will see people move from private to public sector & back.
  16. McCallum: It hurts me to see something work really well, but bc it costs lots of $ to see it not continue.
  17. Spahn asks panelists to share some of their "scars & bruises" when innovating
  18. Wangerin: Innovation gives opportunity for ground-up solutions to be filtered up to the top.
  19. Wangerin: Change is v. difficult, & need to invest a tremendous amount of time internally to get buy-in.
  20. Jahani: We should not simply say we're innovative for the sake of innovation, we should look at the why behind.
  21. Jahani: To what extend can we look for new tools to measure change?
  22. Jahani: People say it's important to measure ourselves, but collecting good data is really costly. Who is going to pay for that?
  23. Spahn: I still believe innovation sometimes is NOT what is needed. What are limits the to innovation?
  24. Nitze: What is intended impact? What are outcomes? What are strategies that drive outcomes? What are metrics to measure outcomes?
  25. Nitze: If you really want to scale, you MUST have data.
  26. Nitze: Telling great story will no longer do it, to get level of investment to be able to scale. All funders looking for social ROI
  27. McCallum: NGOs systems need to be able to work offline & sync w/ online
  28. McCallum: 1 person can truly change the world. If somebody "gets it" & sticks to it, they can truly change the world.
  29. . How do we reach the poorest communities, in the most rural communities & measure impact?
  30. . NGOs supply chains run separately, looses efficiencies.
  31. . Treat supply chain as strategic. For NGO perspective, supply folks need to have expertise in that field.
  32. Jahani: There has to be a mechanism to provide ongoing support, private sector can play this role w/ our help & support. 2/2
  33. Jahani: Our data & experience tells us we cannot actual achieve stability. 1/2
  34. Nitze: Countries, regions, states most fertile in innovation have stakeholders w/ a norm for collaboration, solving shared probs.
  35. Previous tweets credited to Wangerin , were McCallum .
  36. Nitze: Critical that actors have an understanding of motivators, and diff. definitions of success. Enables better collaboration.
  37. Nitze: How do you create fertile environments in diff states to enable orgs to thrive?
  38. Wangerin: Who wants to take risks with new technologies? What are risks? Sometimes mindset is not there.
  39. Wangerin: We need to understand diff of non profit & for profit. The reason we care abt money is to help people.
  40. Innovation doesn't have to come from technology, can come from NGOs getting together & using platform that is different
  41. . In the NGO community, how can you use the scale of a ?
  42. . For innovation to work, it has to be scaleable & work for multiple kinds of people. Experience has to be consistent.
  43. Spahn: When you innovate, what makes an innovation take hold?
  44. Spahn: Innovation is a disrupter. One way to disrupt is to combine the knowledge from these two sectors: private & public.
  45. Worthington: How can we move beyond our indiv. orgs to the type of scale needed to engage w lessons learned in private sector?
  46. . announces Producer Christopher Dawson as winner for Excellence in International Reporting
  47. Panelists also include: from & Gregory Wangerin 2/2
  48. Panelists are: Lisa Nitze from , Scott McCallum from, , Dr. Mirza Jahani from 1/2
  49. Plenary starting: Kathy Spahn from , will moderate this discussion abt how NGOs & corporations can drive innovation.