Mission+Market+Web Hybrid Summit
June 16, 2009 - 930am - 530pm, plus dinner -- 650 Castro Street, Mountain View. Click here for directions and parking information
More and more, we see new organizations that mash up public benefit missions, market strategies and web-like organizing structures. Mozilla. Miro. Wikipedia. Kiva. And many others. This event is for mission+market+web hybrid orgs like these. more on hybrid orgs
- 1 Goals for the day
- 2 Dig into tough questions like finance, business models, compensation, balancing mission and money.
- 3 Swap practical skills and ideas by sharing real world stories of how our orgs have grappled w/ these issues.
- 4 Look for ways to explain, promote and grow the hybrid concept together over time.
- 5 Alberto Ibarguen. Knight Foundation
- 6 Austin Hill, Akoha
- 7 Charles Best, Donors Choose
- 8 Craig Wacker, MacArthur Foundation
- 9 Dave Geary, Endeavor
- 10 Eric Frank, Flat World Knowledge
- 11 Erik Moeller Wikimedia
- 12 George Conrad, Grameen / MIFOS
- 13 Greg Baldwin, Volunteer Match
- 14 Jake Shapiro, Public Radio Exchange
- 15 Jeff Weiner, Donors Choose
- 16 Jesse Moore, GSM Association
- 17 Jim Fruchterman, Benetech
- 18 Johnathan Greenblatt, UCLA
- 19 John Lilly, Mozilla
- 20 Laurie Racine, Racine Strategy / DotSub
- 21 Liz Allen, Public Library of Science
- 22 Mark Surman, Mozilla
- 23 Mike Linksvayer, Creative Commons
- 24 Mitchell Baker, Mozilla
- 25 Mitch Kapor, Kapor Enterprises
- 26 Nancy Lublin, DoSomething.org
- 27 Nicholas Reville, Miro / Participatory Culture Foundation
- 28 Peter Jerram, Public Library of Science
- 29 Rebecca Masisak, TechSoupGlobal
- 30 Reid Hoffman, Linked In
- 31 Scott Heiferman, Meetup
- 32 Sofie Bromber, Omidyar
- 33 Stephen DeBerry, Kapor Enterprises
- 34 Susan Phillips, Omidyar
- 35 Vince Stehle, Surdna Foundation
Goals for the day
Dig into tough questions like finance, business models, compensation, balancing mission and money.
Swap practical skills and ideas by sharing real world stories of how our orgs have grappled w/ these issues.
Look for ways to explain, promote and grow the hybrid concept together over time.
Questions for the day
- Does a public benefit mission offer a competitive advantage? How do you leverage it?
- How do you find revenue models that drive mission? When do you turn money down?
- When do you make un-economic decisions? When do you switch to economics only?
- Where do you get investment to scale and build products that compete in the market?
- How do you explain your org model to the world? ... your community? ...the government?
- How do you balance community contribution and quality product?
- What are the dynamics of people management in a hybrid org?
- How do you recruit and retain top notch people?
- feel free to add to this list
- 9:00 - Coffee and registration
- 9:30 - Opening Session: Hybrid Org Challenges Context and goals for the day. Mark Surman
- 10:15 - Interview: Hybrid True Confessions. Discussion w/ three leading hybrid orgs about motivations and pain points. Stephen DeBerry interviews: Scott Heifman, Meetup; Peter Jerram, Public Library of Science; John Lilly, Mozilla.
- 11:00 - Coffee
- 11:30 - Unconference Round #1. 2 x 45 min group discussions focused on operational pain points faced by hybrids.
- Possible topics: finance; business models; recruiting; legal structures.
- Each person brings 3 questions/ challenges, and 1 thing to teach others.
- 1:00 - Lunch
- 2:15 - Interview: Building Better Hybrids Based past hybrid org experiments and morning discussions, hybrid leaders what we're learning about how to build better hybrids. Stephen DeBerry interviews: Mitch Kapor, KEI; Jim Fruchterman, Benetech; Laurie Racine, DotSub etc..
- 3:00 - Unconference Round #2. Group discussions focused on big picture issues.
- Possible topics: marketing the hybrid concept; helping foundations work w/ hybrids; building the right org structures.
- 3:45 - Coffee
- 4:15 - Report outs from small groups
- 4:30 - Why Hybrids Matter. Summary of the day where we ask: Why do hybrids matter? Is this an idea we need to be spreading? What are the future opportunities? Host: Stephen DeBerry interviews: Nicholas Reville, PCF; Mitchell Baker, Mozilla; Johnathan Greenblatt, AllForGood.org.
- 5:15 - Wrap up and follow up Mark Surman
- 6:30 - Dinner hosted by Mozilla, Shiva Restaurant, Mtn View
- Be open and honest. Help others learn from you mistakes.
- Ask others for advice. These are people who know what it's like.
- Dig deep. Stay away from generic conversations and platitudes.
- Low (or no?) laptop zone.
- Keep what you hear in confidence.
Take aways and documentation
- Press coverage. We are inviting journalists for the last part of the day (330pm ->).
- Short videos of final presentations that synthesize key ideas and topics
- Write up of key ideas on Mozilla wiki and for wider sharing
- Follow up task list re: who is helping whom with what after the event?
People we've invited (most of whom have confirmed) ...
Alberto Ibarguen. Knight Foundation
Austin Hill, Akoha
Charles Best, Donors Choose
Craig Wacker, MacArthur Foundation
Dave Geary, Endeavor
Eric Frank, Flat World Knowledge
Erik Moeller Wikimedia
George Conrad, Grameen / MIFOS
Greg Baldwin, Volunteer Match
Jake Shapiro, Public Radio Exchange
Jeff Weiner, Donors Choose
Jesse Moore, GSM Association
Jim Fruchterman, Benetech
Johnathan Greenblatt, UCLA
John Lilly, Mozilla
Laurie Racine, Racine Strategy / DotSub
Liz Allen, Public Library of Science
Mark Surman, Mozilla
Mike Linksvayer, Creative Commons
Mitchell Baker, Mozilla
Mitch Kapor, Kapor Enterprises
Nancy Lublin, DoSomething.org
Nicholas Reville, Miro / Participatory Culture Foundation
Peter Jerram, Public Library of Science
Rebecca Masisak, TechSoupGlobal
Reid Hoffman, Linked In
Scott Heiferman, Meetup
Sofie Bromber, Omidyar
Stephen DeBerry, Kapor Enterprises
Susan Phillips, Omidyar
Vince Stehle, Surdna Foundation
Learn more about hybrids ...
... on the Mozilla hybrid org wiki page.