StriveTogether to present at South by Southwest social good platform
Cincinnati, Ohio — With countless efforts to “make change,” “do good,” and “help people,” one session at the South by Southwest conference will explore how three organizations are leveraging measurement strategies to ensure their good intentions are truly leading to social impact.
StriveTogether will be featured as one organization working at the community level to measure meaningful impact in improving student educational outcomes. The organization will share insight into investing in educational outcomes and programs based on results, rather than simply on good intentions.
Geoff Zimmerman, StriveTogether associate director of data utilization, will share insight on effectively collecting, measuring and using data in a local context to drive change for students. The panel, “To Hell with Good Intentions Part I: Measuring Social Impact,” will take place at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Trinity Hall in Austin, Texas.
“Through StriveTogether’s collective impact model, we help communities use data to identify and scale programs that truly impact kids,” Zimmerman said. “South by Southwest is the perfect venue to explore social impact, and I look forward to discussing with my fellow panelists.”
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that is held annually in Austin, Texas. SXSW organizes SXgood as an official social good platform.
Zimmerman will join two other panelists for the session, including Adam Thomson, the vice president of impact at Krochet Kids International, an organization working to empower vulnerable women in Peru and Uganda with fair-wage jobs, capacity building training and one-on-one mentorship; and Neal Myrick, corporate social responsibility director at Tableau Software, which was established to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems. The panel will be moderated by Sachin Malhan, executive partner at Ashoka Changemakers.
“We are grateful to Ashoka for offering us the opportunity to join them in this important discussion,” said StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson, who is an Ashoka Fellow.
StriveTogether works with communities nationwide to help them create a civic infrastructure that unites stakeholders around shared goals, measures and results in education, supporting the success of every child, cradle to career. Communities implementing the StriveTogether framework have seen dramatic improvements in kindergarten readiness, standardized test results and college retention.