In defense of ‘Impact’

Posted on 29. Apr, 2014 by in Cross Sector Partnerships, Org Development, Philanthropy

In a recent PhilanTopic blog post, Derrick Feldmann, president of Achieve, asks, “Has the Word ‘Impact’ Lost its Impact? As the founder of a company with that word in our name, how could I not respond? I’m not persuaded that this is a buzzword. I haven’t noticed an overuse of impact the way we have […]

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2013 Year-in-Review

Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by in Our Approach

2013 was a fulfilling and busy year for Impact Strategies Group! At ISG, we support people and organizations working across sectors to address public problems. In our role, we focus on Money. Message. Common Mission. As we reflect on a year of supporting fundamental change on critical social issues, here are some highlights: Money. Supporting […]

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Lessons from Yankton: Stop hunting, start farming

Posted on 09. Oct, 2013 by in Economic Development, Growth

I had the joy of being the kick-off speaker at the 2nd annual Wire Me Awake conference last week – an event that champions entrepreneurship in the Midwest. An entrepreneurial venture in and of itself, it was started by a group of business owners in Yankton, SD who know how to hustle. With the vision […]

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How could this have happened?

Posted on 02. Jul, 2013 by in Philanthropy, Social Enterprise

A deeper look into the circumstances of the Nashville Symphony’s recent financial straits Last week, the Nashville Symphony got itself out of a financial pickle just in the nick of time. Just days before creditors were set to have a foreclosure auction on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Martha Ingram, one of the city’s most generous […]

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