EPIP Webinar: Bringing Entrepreneurial Skills into Grantmaking Practices on 10/2/13

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Bringing Entrepreneurial Skills into Grantmaking Practices

This discussion between EPIP’s Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, and Todd Schechter of Ignite Good and Social Good Startup will explore ways in which EPIP members can employ the skills and practices used by social entrepreneurs. The discussion will also introduce members to “Idea to Launch”, a series of workshops designed and facilitated by Social Good Startup that teaches how to launch a successful social good startup.


  • Rahsaan Harris, Executive Director, EPIP
  • Todd Schechter, Co-Director of Ignite Good and Co-Founder of Social Good Startup

Presenter Bios

Todd Schechter

Todd loves helping people and communities overcome obstacles, seize opportunities and achieve their potential. He specializes in supporting those dedicated to social impact and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to apply this passion as the Director of Strategy at Ignite Good.

Todd has mixed sector and industry experience, having previously worked as a management and organizational development consultant, a documentary television producer, a video brand consultant, and a nonprofit entrepreneur. In addition to his work with Ignite Good, Todd continues his social entrepreneurial work with The New American Tavern, and brings his diverse experience to curriculum design for the Social Good Startup: Idea to Launch workshop series.

In addition to speaking on social entrepreneurship panels at Columbia, NYU and the Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Conference at Brown University, Todd has created lectures for Reynolds Fellows at the NYU Wagner graduate school of public service, taught impact measurement and evaluation at General Assembly and guest lectured for a week at the Kaospilots program in Denmark. He has won prizes and placed in a number of social venture business plan competitions, including the NYU Social Venture Challenge, the William James Foundation’s Sustainable Business Plan Competition and the Civic Accelerator and he was selected to participate in the Good Company 2013 Ventures Accelerator.

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