Generating Collective Impact for Social Good

Jarrod Schwartz, the founding Executive Director for Just Communities Central Coast, a nonprofit social justice organization, joins us to discuss this year’s Partnership for Excellence conference in Santa Barbara.  Hosted annually by the Santa Barbara Foundation, this year’s conference moves from bringing only nonprofits and foundations together to bringing together nonprofits, for-profit business, education, faith-based organizations and government to look at how to create a greater, sustainable collective impact for social good.  Jeff Edmondson of the Strive Network is a keynote speaker at the conference discussing how various sectors of the community can work together to create sustainable change.

In addition to being the founding Executive Director for Just Communities Central Coast, Jarrod is an independent consultant and educator with more than 20 years experience working with schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, government and communities.   Just Communities is active with numerous youth, family, school and community programs focused on building social justice.

Just Communities also helps implement theThrive cradle to career program in Santa Barbara as well as numerous other community programs focused on social justice. You may enjoy listening to our prior interview with Anita Perez Ferguson to learn more about Santa Barbara’s Thrive career to cradle program.

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About Robin Eschler

Robin L. Eschler, the founder of Social Impact Marketing, started her career in developing foundational marketing strategies for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to individual entrepreneurs and local businesses. She has developed and implemented international campaigns to launch high tech products and services and guided new business owners to successfully navigate the difficulties of growing a business.

Her life-long passion for helping others led her into nonprofit work for over a decade. Early on, she recognized the need for nonprofits to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which technology dominates and for-profit business practices are central to success. Her determination to help social causes in a sustainable way led to her creation of the Women’s Radio show Socially Conscious Investing.

Impact investing in for-profits with a mission of social change such as the fight against extreme poverty is a blossoming business sector around the world. With the economic decline, it’s clear that Wall Street requires change. Social impact investing addresses that need in a way that provides financial and social ROI.

As the Host of Socially Conscious Investing on WomensRadio, Robin’s goal is to educate people about the growth of social impact investing and social venture. Interviews are conducted with socially conscious business experts including foundations and nonprofits, social venture investment firms, micro-loan organizations, investors, educators, authors and social entrepreneurs.

This show’s mission is to help change the world through sustainable business practices that contribute to the economy, combat poverty, end hunger and provide better lives to all.

Twice, Robin has been recognized and received the highest honorary award that Rotary International gives, the Paul Harris Award, for service above self. Her community work has included developing local programs for disadvantaged populations such as foster children, troubled teens, and people with disabilities.

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