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The importance of building leadership skills to secure investment and impact

Scott Roy May 14, 2021

Impact investors and social enterprises have the same performance goals: scale as fast as possible, generate impact, and achieve profitability. But what gets in the way is weakness in leadership, inefficient processes and ineffective personnel.

Business fundamentals of leadership, management practices, marketing, financial competence, operational efficiency, sales effectiveness, and customer service all need to be well conceived, aligned, and executed so that organizations can thrive and prosper. Time is of the essence in young organizations, so to accelerate competence in these areas it requires Business Development Services that provide technical assistance.

We propose a panel of proven social impact business development experts that would include Spring Impact for operational efficiency, Mighty Ally for strategy, branding and marketing, Whitten & Roy Partnership for sales and leadership excellence, 60 Decibels for lean market data, and EY for financial and operational competence. WRP would be happy to moderate the panel of experts.



Meta Themes

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainable Development


Purpose and Desired Outcome

The intended outcome is for all attendees to understand the critical value that Technical Assistance and BDS add to Impact investment.


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameScott Roy
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationWhitten & Roy Partnership
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNick Kinsley Johnson
  • TitleHead of Sales
  • OrganizationWhintten & Roy Partnership
  • StatusConfirmed
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