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Many times we attend a conference and wish we would have had a little more information about the topic we are learning before we attend a session.

Other times we attend a conference, gather a lot of great ideas, but get back to the office and struggle with time to plan to implement these ideas.

We have designed virtual days to:

  • Present background information on the ideas we will be sharing at the Summit, and giving you plenty of time to learn about these ideas before the on-site day.
  • Allow you to spend the day of the Summit planning for changes, collaborations, capacity building, connecting to the community needs and sharing your ideas with our region’s leading experts.

The Virtual Days information can be accessed by clicking on the links below and by scheduling and attending a live webinar.  These topics include information on:

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Social Determinants of Health.
  • Collective Impact.
  • Community-Based Participatory Research.
  • Cross Sector Collaboration.
  • Change Strategy; Change Management.
  • Data Collection Local, State or Federal Public Policy Issues, such as the Family First Act.


Here are many articles, videos and TED Talks for you to learn from during your Virtual Days of study prior to the Summit.

Virtual Days study will definitely prepare you to hit the ground running at the Summit on Dec.3.

How many mind-growing articles, webinars and videos can you consume before attending the Summit?

42-60 You'll be a superstar and ready to discuss everything!

35-41 You'll be well informed and more engaged because of this!

28-40 You'll know a lot and be able to be thinking about these issues influence your work.

20-27 You'll begin to understand how all of these factors intertwine in our region

0-19 You'll really wish you had taken a few minutes to look at more of this great information.

One of our Keynote Speakers - Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson. Warm Data  (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8tTax7ad9g

Nora Bateson – Warm Data for the Apocaloptimists (podcast) http://globalactive.org/2019/02/18/nora-bateson-warm-data-for-the-apocaloptimists/

Nora Bateson. Eating Sand and Tasting Textures of Communication in Warm Data   (article)https://norabateson.wordpress.com/

Thoughts on Warm Data

"I think one of the biggest shifts in my thinking thanks to the warm data lab has been around the nature of technology. I used to believe that it was inherently neutral, but I now see that line of reasoning as naïve.  A technology does not exist independently from its contexts. And these contexts are part of complex systems.  So it’s very clear to me now that we need to think hard about whether certain technologies should ever be built and/or released." -- David Jones, Executive Producer, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Envisioning.

"And, at another end of the spectrum...Nora Bateson did a warm data session with 36 mental health patients in Melbourne, and they were so excited about it they are writing papers! The patients!"



Learning Innovation Lab. Engaging Emergence (video) This puts it all in a nutshell! https://vimeo.com/258433882

john powell. Targeted Universalism: Policy & Practice. A Primer   https://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/targeteduniversalism

Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region file:///Z:/GPNP/library/InflectionPoint.pdf

Sustainable Development Goals (article)

The Performance Imperatives: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence. The Seven Pillars of Performance (article)

Simon Sinek. How Great Leaders Inspire Action (MUST WATCH!) (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. Understanding New Power. Harvard Business Review   (article) https://hbr.org/2014/12/understanding-new-power

Quintin Bullock’s Viewpoint: A Bold Plan to Address the Region’s Workforce Shortage https://www.ccac.edu/News-Stories/3-29-19-Bullock-s-Viewpoint/

15 Conscious Commitments  (article)

Understanding the Drama: Triangle vs. Presence (video)

Locating Yourself: A Key to Conscious Leadership (video)

Content vs. Context (video)

Emily Neff(article)

Change Management

What is Change Management (article) https://www.prosci.com/resources/articles/what-is-change-management

What is Change Management? A Guide to Organizational Transformation (article) https://www.cio.com/article/2439314/change-management-change-management-definition-and-solutions.html

Why We Need to Rethink Organizational Change Management (article) https://www.forbes.com/sites/carstentams/2018/01/26/why-we-need-to-rethink-organizational-change-management/#32fa78d4e93c

Jim Hemerling. 5 Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/jim_hemerling_5_ways_to_lead_in_an_era_of_constant_change

Martin Danoesastro. What Are You Willing to Give Up to Change the Way We Work? (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_danoesastro_what_are_you_willing_to_give_up_to_change_the_way_we_work

6 Inspiring TED Talks Nonprofit Leaders Must Watch (article & TED Talks) https://www.causevox.com/blog/ted-talks-nonprofit-leaders-watch/

Melinda Gates. What Nonprofits Can Learn from Coca Cola (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/melinda_french_gates_what_nonprofits_can_learn_from_coca_cola/discussion  Data collection, change management, capacity building, impact – excellent!


Nonprofit Collaborations

5 Tips for Nonprofit Collaborations (article) https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/thought-leadership/5-tips-nonprofit-collaborations

Hacking Nonprofit Collaboration (article) https://ssir.org/articles/entry/hacking_nonprofit_collaboration

Why and How Do Nonprofits Work Together? (article) https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/columns/the-sustainable-nonprofit/why-and-how-do-nonprofits-work-together

Successful Program Collaboration. How Nonprofits Can Get Started?  (article) https://www.missionbox.com/article/812/successful-program-collaboration-how-nonprofits-can-get-started

Howard Rheingold. The Power of Collaboration. (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/howard_rheingold_on_collaboration?language=en

Al Condeluci. Social Capital and the Power of Relationships (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBUV2J0ax4  


Capacity Building

Five Elements for Success in Capacity Building (article) https://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2019/02/five-elements-for-success-in-capacity-building.html

The Need for Nonprofit Capacity Building (article) https://www.aidjoy.org/charity-infrastructure-problems/the-need-for-nonprofit-capacity-building/

Dan Pallotta. The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong *** (Ted Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong


Social Determinants of Health

  • Education

  • Economic Stability

  • Neighborhoods & the Built Environment

  • Social & Community Context

  • Health & Healthcare

Social Determinants of Health (article) (extensive overview by HealthyPeople.gov) https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity (article) https://www.kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/beyond-health-care-the-role-of-social-determinants-in-promoting-health-and-health-equity/

Frameworks for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health (article) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK395979/

Economic Stability (article) (extensive overview by HealthyPeople.gov) https://www.healthypeople.gov/subtopics-of-sdoh/economic-stability

CDC Research on SDOH: Economic Stability (article) https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/economic-stability/index.htm

The Social Determinants of Health: It’s Time to Consider the Causes of the Causes (article) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863696/

Anthony Iton. Change the Odds for Health   (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H6yte4RXx0

Social Determinants of Health: Know What Affects Health. CDC Research on SDOH: Education (article) https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/education/index.htm

Where We Live, Learn, and Work Influences Our Health  (article) https://www.sbh4all.org/school-health-care/health-and-learning/social-determinants-of-health/

Social Determinants of Health: Neighborhoods and Built Environment (article) https://www.focusforhealth.org/sdoh_neighborhood/

CDC Research on SDOH: Neighborhood and Health Environment (article) https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/neighborhood/index.htm

How Do Neighborhood Conditions Shape Health? (article) https://www.buildhealthyplaces.org/content/uploads/2015/09/How-Do-Neighborhood-Conditions-Shape-Health.pdf

Claire Pomeroy. Social Determinants of Health (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qykD-2AXKIU

Renaisa Anthony. A Recipe for Health Equity in the 21st Century. (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywQJGnzQKGs

Tongel, Marsha. The Legacy of Sustainability. . https://forbesfunds.org/legacy-sustainability-marsha-tongel-phd

The Need for Data

Laura Arnold. The Four Most Dangerous Words? A New Study Shows. (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2y7BzjbSNo

Why Nonprofits Need to Care About Proper Data Collection (article) https://trust.guidestar.org/why-nonprofits-need-to-care-about-proper-data-collection

Measuring Data in Nonprofits – Data is Key (article) https://www.missionbox.com/article/173/measuring-outcomes-in-nonprofits-data-is-key

Why Data Sharing Matters for Your Nonprofit (article) https://trust.guidestar.org/why-data-sharing-matters-for-your-nonprofit


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

US Cities Leading on the Sustainable Development Goals (article) https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/12/19/us-cities-leading-on-the-sustainable-development-goals/

Philanthropy Bets Big on Sustainable Development Goals (article) https://ssir.org/articles/entry/philanthropy_bets_big_on_sustainable_development_goals

The SDGs Explained for Business. UN Global Compact (article) https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/about

UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Leading ESG Framework for Large Companies (article) https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2018/10/04/un-sustainable-development-goals-the-leading-esg-framework-for-large-companies/

U.S. National Statistics for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (article) https://sdg.data.gov/

A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs (article) http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190123-2019-us-cities-guide-INT.pdf

How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals (free webinar) https://grantspace.org/training/courses/how-to-connect-your-work-to-the-sustainable-development-goals/

Michael Green. The Global Goals We’ve Made Progress On – And Those We Haven’t (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_green_the_global_goals_we_ve_made_progress_on_and_the_ones_we_haven_t?language=en

Michele Wucker. Why We Ignore Obvious Problems and How to Act on Them (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/michele_wucker_why_we_ignore_obvious_problems_and_how_to_act_on_them?language=en

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