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C5: Using Networks to go to Scale
Wed Mar 14 2012, 9:00am–10:30am, Fifth Avenue (Grand Level)
Session Designer
Leslye Louie, Civic Ventures
Session Description
One option for taking great ideas to scale is a network approach, where a nonprofit develops a strong program model and high-quality open-sourced tools that support program creation and operation, financial models, partnerships and evaluation, and then engages partners to replicate the program and adapt it for their communities’ unique needs. Drawing on the experiences of the Civic Ventures Encore Fellowships Network, which has expanded to six states in less than 18 months using a network approach, this interactive panel session will delve into the network model for scaling up and the different roles grantmakers can play.
Conference Theme
Scaling Impact
Melissa Schoen, California Health Care Foundation
Senior Program Officer
Speaker Biography:
Melissa Schoen senior program officer for the California HealthCare Foundation. She leads the Foundation's effort to scale up the Encore Fellowships program across California, placing experienced fellows in 20 health care clinics statewide
Brian Eule, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Special Projects Officer, President’s Office
Speaker Biography:
Brian Eule is the special projects officer to the president at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Previously he served as a communications officer for the foundation. Prior to that, he worked in communications for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and, before that, for a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as writing for several newspapers. A journalist and author, his publications include the book "Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors". He holds a bachelor’s from Stanford University and a master’s from Columbia University.
Leslye Louie, Civic Ventures
National Director, Encore Fellowships Network
Speaker Biography:
Leslye Louie was a general manager and vice president at Hewlett-Packard. During her twenty-year career, Louie held numerous senior sales, marketing, operations and finance positions in the high tech industry in the United States and Europe. In 2009 Louie participated in the Silicon Valley Encore Fellows pilot. During her part-time, year-long fellowship, Louie implemented a performance management system, revamped the human resources policies and practices and had a 4-month stint as the interim executive director. Louie credits the Fellowship with enabling her successful transition from an extensive for-profit career to an encore career in the social sector. In 2010 Louie became the national director of the Encore Fellowships Network at Civic Ventures, responsible for scaling the program nationally. Louie graduated with an master's in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor's from UCLA.
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