Social Venture Circle hosts this fireside chat featuring Ellen Dorsey (Wallace Global Fund) in conversation with Josh Knauer and Nikki Silvestri (JumpScale) on how philanthropies have been impacted by COVID-19 and the adaptation strategies for how foundations could be doing more.
Ellen Dorsey is Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund, a private foundation focused on progressive social change. She has held a range of academic, philanthropic and non-profit leadership positions in the human rights and environmental fields, including directing the Rachel Carson Institute, launching the Human Rights and Environment program at Amnesty International, and serving as a senior environment officer at the Heinz Endowments. Dr. Dorsey was awarded the 2016 inaugural Nelson Mandela - Graca Machel Brave Philanthropy Award and is co-author, with Paul J. Nelson, of New Rights Advocacy: Changing Strategies of Development and Human Rights NGOs (Georgetown University Press, 2008). Dorsey holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and was a Fulbright Research Fellow in South Africa during that country’s historic transformation.
Josh Knauer, JumpScale Co-Founder and Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is an expert on business crisis management, having successfully led two companies to successful exits through several economic recessions, 9/11 and the H1N1 pandemic. www.wejumpscale.com
In partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council, Intentional Media, JumpScale, and Opportunity Collaboration.