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Keynote Takeaways

Jean Case of the Case Foundation’s Townhall:

  • Organizations need to stop being afraid of taking risks and top leaders need to start being more fearless.
  • We don’t talk enough about what doesn’t work.
  • Thought: how can staff guide leaders to stop squashing innovation, to be fearless? 
  • “We should celebrate when we fail, because it means we’re really trying.”
  • “Let’s begin a conversation about failure.” 

Paull Young of charity: water’s Keynote:

  • If you’re a small nonprofit, help make your story your constituent’s story.
  • “The impact of celebrity is overrated.”
  • Paull Young has a quote on his desk: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett
  • How can we influence others? 
  • You can’t call yourself transparent. Other people have to.