Fireside Chat

Creating Social Impact Funding Models for Inclusion and Empowerment

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As social entrepreneurs think about impact and sustainability, they must consider a greater diversity in their revenue model, especially for technology-driven organizations who can more readily deploy new approaches in support of the impact they wish to create. CEO, Podcast host and advocate, Debra Ruh will interview Betsy Beaumon, social entrepreneur and CEO of Benetech about how to scale for impact in the Tech For Good sector by using a mix of revenue models for different stages and types of work — all with the goal of driving inclusion, equity and justice.

This conversation will explore sustainability models for nonprofits, shining a light on parallel paths to funding scaled impact, from various philanthropy sources to earned revenue. The session will highlight best practices on using various revenue resources for global scale, looking ahead at your next stage of growth, and the complications of implementing multiple models for long term sustainability all while implementing effective community engagement.

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Betsy Beaumon is the CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good in education, poverty alleviation, and human rights. Betsy has been advocating for ethical and inclusive technology for over a decade and is focused on innovating around the immense potential of technology to drive inclusion, equity, and justice to positively impact marginalized communities across the globe. A social entrepreneur and engineer, Betsy brings a unique perspective on topics such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, civic/social impact tech, and data privacy. Betsy holds a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

Debra Ruh is CEO of Ruh Global Impact, disability inclusion consulting firm that helps businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and Disability Person´s Organizations (DPO´s) amplify their IMPACT and become disability inclusion leaders. Debra is a Global Disability Inclusion Strategist, Market Influencer, internationally recognized keynote speaker, published author, branding expert, successful entrepreneur, and an exceptional mother. She is also the host of Human Potential at Work (HPAW) and Co-Host of AXSChat.

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