Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit

Learning in the Blurry Space Between Mission and Profit

by Julie Fahnestock

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm



The time to engage across sectors is now. In fact, cross-sector collaboration is in the zeitgeist. Progressive thought leaders agree that to gain traction on complex problems, we need to convene broad-based coalitions of nontraditional partners. However, communicating across sectors can be really hard, as we run up against sector-specific argots, worldviews and unexamined biases. To work together well, we need to learn how to speak one another’s languages, analyze different financials, and understand cross-sector, value propositions. And it begins in academia. 

According to Sean Conley, Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Studies at Marlboro College in Brattleboro Vermont, there’s a call for more transparency and cross-sector collaboration in education, but it’s a challenge for many institutions.

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Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping Benefit Corporations and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Thomas.