What is Connective Impact?
6 STEP APPROACH
Has your organization set a far reaching social, economic or environmental impact goal, yet it seems unclear how this goal will be achieved without the right partners? Joanne will share her 6-step partnership and collaboration approach to set partnership strategy, guide implementation and monitor progress for stronger impact.
CREATING CONCISE ACTION PLANS
Is your organization unsure where to begin identifying social, environmental or economic impact goals? Does it feel like everyone in your organization has a different implementation plan in mind around poverty alleviation, CSR or sustainability? Joanne will share her thoughts on how best to create concise action plans around goals developed in effective organizational consensus building, and assist in pursuing the right collaborations to fulfill them.
DIVERSIFY ORGANIZATION'S FUNDING SOURCES
Are you looking for ways to diversify your organization's funding sources? Joanne will share how to prioritize goals, refine fundraising objectives and determine the best use of resources to bring in greater funding.
How do you move on from a career that is not feeling fulfilled or impactful? Joanne will share highlights from ChangeSeekers, her professional and personal journey to find meaning in her day-to-day.
At a time when a sense of purpose and authenticity are the strongly felt need of millions of people in the workforce, Joanne has written a guide that provides vital insights, even building blocks, to help people find their power. By shining a light on the lives and choices of so many different people besides herself - some leading in the public eye, and others quietly so - she has helped us understand that the path to purpose, whilst fraught with uncertainty, risks and wrong turns like any authentic quest, is a path worth taking. Reading Joanne’s book is like being in conversation with those who’ve walked the path and can help us find our own way.
— Sachin Malhan, Executive Director, Ashoka Changemakers
Joanne masterfully weaves her own personal story with those of other leaders in the development world, extracting the essence of effective leadership – passion, a willingness to fight against inertia and old-think, and maintaining humility while acting with audacity. This is a wonderful primer, regardless of whether you are just starting your career, or looking to end it with a bang.
— Rodney Ferguson, President and CEO, Winrock International
Joanne's story encourages each of us to seek a stronger presence in the day-to-day, question the status quo and take risks to find the lasting impact for which we work tirelessly as sustainability professionals. Joanne's recommendations serve as a guide to anyone on a change-seeking journey.
— Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact
ChangeSeekers presents a personal appeal to readers to think deeply about the story they would like to be true for themselves, to work for that vision with manageable goals, and to open themselves to change, opportunity, and even disappointment along the way.
— Tony Siesfeld, Managing Director, Monitor Institute
The human interest stories expertly woven throughout this book are at once practical and optimistic. They lay an important groundwork, empowering readers to take on intractable social issues of our time.
— Carrie Rich, CEO, The Global Good Fund
What an inspirational, yet very practical read. I loved following Joanne's journey through her life and career and realized so many commonalities that we share. I was particularly enchanted by: "That being comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing what the future holds is actually a good thing.
— Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies
Want a career with meaning but don't quite know how to turn that passion into an actionable job hunt? ChangeSeekers -- one part memoir, one part advice manual -- brings you along for the ride on Joanne Sonenshine's journey from financial broker to corporate sustainability strategist. It will inspire and empower you to seek your own winding path to impact.
— Jennifer Boynton, Editor in Chief, TriplePundit.com