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AiP Boston/BPART: Managing for Social Impact: Understanding Best Practices for Philanthropic Support

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
155 Seaport Boulevard, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States

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11th Annual Luncheon

"Managing for Social Impact: Understanding Best Practices for Philanthropic Support"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
155 Seaport Boulevard, 5th Floor, Boston, MA  02210

Members: no charge │ Non-members: $25.00

Lunch included

About the program...

In 2017, Boston College’s Dr. Mary J. Cronin (Carroll School of Management) and Professor Tiziana C. Dearing (School of Social Work) published their edited volume, Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise. The book examines best practices in managing for long-term impact at the scale of our toughest social problems. It looks across the global landscape, from Boston to India, and across sectors, from multi-national corporations to nonprofits, from philanthropies to cities.  Join Professor Dearing as she moderates a panel discussion with three of the chapter authors, examining challenges, opportunities and investments required to support sustainable social impact at scale. The panel will focus especially on impact investing, social enterprise, corporate engagement, and cross-sector best practices.

Panelists include Ed Frechette, Chief Innovation Officer at UTEC, and co-author of “Social Enterprise for Economic Opportunity at UTEC”; Allison Kroner of the United Way, formerly Community Development Director and Foundation Executive Director at b.good, and author of, “Stakeholder Voices Shaping Community Engagement at b.good”; and Dr. Mary J. Cronin, who wrote, “Impact Investing at the Base of the Pyramid: Unitus Seed Fund.”

About the panelists...


Tiziana C. Dearing

Professor for Macro Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work, Director of the Center for Social Innovation, and Founding Co-Director of Research in Social, Economic and Environmental Equity (RISE3). Her current teaching focuses on social innovation and leadership. Professor Dearing comes to the School of Social Work from the world of practice, where she led a number of anti-poverty organizations, including Boston Rising, a start-up anti-poverty fund, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, where she was the first woman president. She also served as the Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and spent nearly a decade as a management consultant. Professor Dearing has published op-eds and blogs for national and local outlets such as, The Hill and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and provides frequent media commentary to both local and national outlets.  She serves on a number of charitable boards and advisory councils such as Sparkshare, 90.9 WBUR, UTEC, The Legacy Dialogs and InnerCity Weightlifting.

Dr. Mary Cronin

Professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Her current research focuses on managing and measuring social impact, including innovations in corporate citizenship, social impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. he is the founder and co-director of a new Boston College Interdisciplinary Minor in Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good at Boston College. Dr. Cronin’s  most recent book, Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise (Springer, January 2017), is co-edited with Professor Tiziana Dearing. Her prior books include Top Down Innovation, a framework for data-centric innovation management, (Springer, 2014) and Smart Products, Smarter Services (Cambridge University Press, 2010) an analysis of the Internet of Things across multiple industries.  Analysis of the Internet of Things and smart products extended Dr. Cronin’s earlier research and pioneering publications on Internet business strategy and the adoption of E-Commerce in the mid-1990s, and in the early 2000s on the evolution of mobile handsets and devices as wireless, always connected platforms for consumer and enterprise applications. Her publications have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, and several other languages. Dr. Cronin serves as a board member and advisor for Boston area community organizations and is a member the editorial board of Electronic Marketsand the Advisory Council for Computing and IT for Brown University where she received her Ph.D.

Ed Frechette

Ed Frechette joined UTEC, a nationally-recognized innovator in working with proven-risk youth in and around Lowell, MA, in June 2013 as the Chief Innovation Officer after nearly 30 years in advertising and restaurant marketing.  He helped create three social enterprises that provide real-world work opportunities for the youth and revenues for the organization, including a mattress recycling enterprise, a woodshop and culinary program. Ed is currently in charge of Social Enterprise Partnerships. Ed grew up in New Hampshire and, after college, started aa 30 year career that took him through Chicago advertising agencies, Dunkin’ Donuts and Au Bon Pain. The lure of the nonprofit world motivated Ed to shift gears in 2012. He earned his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, following his passion to serve disconnected youth. He and his wife Ellen live in Dorchester. Their three grown children are married and living their lives in other parts of the country. Ed is the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Boston College and teaches a course on social impact and entrepreneurship. 

Allison Kroner

Director of Boston Builds Credit, a joint initiative of the United Way, City of Boston, and LISC, with a mission to use credit building as a lever for economic mobility and a bold goal to help 25,000 Bostonians achieve a prime credit score (660+) by 2025. As Director, Allison is focused on bringing together community partners, industry leaders, and policymakers to expand access to safe, quality credit building services. Previously, Allison served as the head of corporate social responsibility for B.GOOD. In this role, she managed the company’s community engagement programs and served as the founding Executive Director of the B.GOOD Family Foundation. Prior to joining B.GOOD, Allison gained experience with philanthropy at the New York Community Trust and at Boston Rising, a small family foundation. She also has deep experience with direct social service agencies, having served as the Assistant to the President at Catholic Charities Boston.

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