President/Founder, Opportunity Collaboration
A four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat on World Poverty Day (Ixtapa, Mexico) for 300 foundation trustees and executives, social investors, innovative nonprofit leaders, policy thought leaders and social entrepreneurs. Fellowships for emerging leaders from around the world are available.
This working business meeting is an event unlike any other. With no panels, no plenary speeches and no powerpoints, the Opportunity Collaboration is not a conference in any sense of the word. Every Delegate is asked to be both a learner and a contributor. No reports; everything occurs by virtue of participating on site.
The proceedings are agnostic about domestic vs. international poverty alleviation models, for-profit vs. nonprofit, policy vs. entrepreneurship, but we are fervent about wanting Delegates who are strong leaders with records of accomplishment, who appreciate leverage and sustainability, and who are unafraid to think outside traditional silos and their own operating models.
The Opportunity Collaboration is a platform predicated on the powerful idea that out of fragmentation can come collaboration, from diversity can come unity and from cross-fertilization can come innovation. The power of collaboration does not presume a single outcome. Rather, it draws its power from the conviction that people of good will forge their own solutions, directions and alliances and uncover new ways to combine and leverage resources.