How to Partner to Make the Greatest Impact in Your Business
Joanne Sonenshine is Founder and CEO of Connective Impact, an advisory firm helping organizations partner for more effective social, environmental and economic impact joins Enterprise Radio.
Her book ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact, examines taking risks and seeking multi-faceted journeys to finding fulfillment and changing the world.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in association with the Author Channel.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Joanne Sonenshine discuss the following:
- Tell us about your business.
- Why are partnerships so critical in order to address the challenging issues you mentioned?
- What advice do you give companies or entrepreneurs that are just starting on their path and may not have a sense of which partners are worth targeting, or where partnerships can be most beneficial?
- You recently wrote your first book: ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact. Tell us about it.
- Based on the lessons you’ve learned through Connective Impact, how has partnering led your clients to find greater impact?
Joanne Sonenshine is Founder + CEO of Connective Impact, an advisory firm aiding organizations in partnership strategy and fundraising diversification to address social, environmental and economic development challenges through collaboration.
Joanne is a trained development economist and has been living and working in the Washington, D.C. area since 2004. Her professional experiences have included working at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association, as a registered lobbyist advocating for more comprehensive environmental sustainability regulations, and as a program director for a large international NGO working on climate change, land use, and agriculture investments.
Joanne’s book, ChangeSeekers: Finding Your Path to Impact, documents how to overcome fear, uncertainty and risk aversion to seek fulfillment in one’s life, and truly make a difference. Joanne serves on the board of Emerging Leaders, an Oxford, UK based NGO training leaders in vulnerable communities throughout the world. Joanne lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two boys.
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