Lisha McCormick, CEO, and Mallika Raghavan, Managing Director of Program Strategy and Performance, represented Last Mile Health at the Skoll World Forum 2021. Check out some highlights and the session recordings below.
How Radical Collaboration is Beating Back COVID-19
Crises require collaboration. Unfortunately, the NGOs on the frontlines of crisis response are often incentivized to compete, rather than cooperate. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of organizations working in over 40 countries turned this formula on its head. At the Skoll World Forum, Mallika joined other members of the Community Health Impact Coalition to share five lessons we’ve learned for radical collaboration:
- Start now
- Be a team, not a club
- Scout your weaknesses
- Get things done
- Keep the door open
Take a deeper dive on these five lessons:
Would We Big Bet Again?
“Heck yes. We need more big bets and more organizations that are ready to absorb them. And we shouldn’t just be making bets. Once a solution is shown to work, we need to double-down. Because really, if it works, it’s not a bet. Then it’s just a wise investment.”
– Lisha McCormick, Last Mile Health CEO
Lisha joined leaders from MacArthur Foundation, Living Goods, Imago Dei Fund, Educate Girls Foundation, and Bridgespan for a candid conversation about the promise and challenges of big bet philanthropy, and how to close the distance between funders and local organizations.
Learn more about how big bets are helping organizations around the world achieve greater impact – and where we go from here: