Knowledge Impact Network (KIN) has engaged in a pilot partnership with Harvard Business School Community Partners of Northern California (HBSCP), tapping its alumni to be Knowledge Partners sharing their knowledge with KIN’s social ventures.
KIN's 90-minute Catalyze Session opportunities this season were shared with the HBS alumni network, and numerous leaders with diverse backgrounds in finance, academia, and tech immediately volunteered their talent as pro bono Knowledge Partners for eight of KIN's social ventures.
"Given our mission is to provide alumni opportunities to create positive social impact, we are pleased with this pilot partnership with Knowledge Impact Network," said JC Velten, interim lead for HBSCP.
“This is the type of collaboration we hope to expand with other networks,” Elaine MacDonald, CEO of KIN said. “We offer leadership networks a means to not just talk about, but actively engage their members in social impact utilizing their skills in an easy, turnkey way.”
Other networks who have spread KIN Catalyze Session opportunities include the Global Shapers Community (an initiative spawned at the World Economic Forum), African Diaspora Network, and 5th Element. Future Catalyze Session opportunities will also be shared with SustainChain, an initiative of the US Coalition on Sustainability.
“We are always interested in learning about and connecting with broad, diverse networks interested in collaborating to drive social change,” added Elaine. “We need to work together to address the world’s most pressing challenges.”