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Stephen Goldsmith Speaking on the Power of Social Innovation
Monday, January 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Join the EC on January 30 to hear Stephen Goldsmith, author of the Power of Social Innovation, speak on enabling social innovation social enterprise in communities.
When: January 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Entrepreneur Center, 105 Broadway
Cost: $30.00 For Members
$50.00 For Non-Members
Space is limited
Civic leaders across the U.S. and throughout the world are discovering creative ways to overcome the obstacles that seal the doors of opportunity for too many. These inspiring individuals believe that within our communities lies the entrepreneurial spirit, compassion and resources to make progress in such critical areas as education, housing and economic self-reliance.
The Power of Social Innovation offers public officials, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and individual citizens the insights and skills to create healthier communities and promote innovative solutions to public and social problems. This seminal work is based on Stephen Goldsmith's decades of experience, extensive ongoing research, and interviews with 100+ top leaders from a wide variety of sectors.
The book explores the levers and guiding principles used by champions of civic progress who drive new organizations, new interventions or new policies to enhance social conditions. The Power of Social Innovation features illustrative case studies of change-oriented philanthropists, including New York City public schools, United Way of America, the United Negro College Fund, and Teach For America. The book shows the catalyzing role each plays in transforming a community’s social service delivery systems.
About the Speaker
Stephen Goldsmith is Daniel Paul Professor of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program (on leave) at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Stephen was recently named Deputy Mayor for Operations by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City. He is former Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service and previously served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, America's 12th largest city. As mayor, he reduced government spending, cut the city's bureaucracy, held the line on taxes, eliminated counterproductive regulations, and identified more than $400 million in savings. He reinvested the savings by leading a transformation of downtown Indianapolis that has been held up as a national model. Stephen was the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000 and was district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990. Stephen has authored a number of books, including Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector,Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship and The Twenty-First Century City'; Resurrecting Urban America.
Space is Limited.
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The Entrepreneur Center
The Entrepreneur Center is a non-profit organization focused on developing startup and innovation talent in nashville by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to successfully launch their companies.