"Philanthropy Should Take Risks"

The Impact Revolution

A discussion with Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.


As the eighth feature in the original content series "The Impact Revolution" the Sorenson Impact Center and Forbes published a short film and article discussing the philanthropic sector with Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.


President Darren Walker challenges the philanthropic sector to be bolder and unleash the power of their endowments through impact investing.

We need to expand our imaginations and our tools if we want to tackle the large-scale problems facing the world today."

Darren Walker, Ford Foundation President
Darren Walker started as a student in the first Head Start class then ended up as the president of the second-largest philanthropic organization in the country by endowment. He believes the success he gained is connected to the support he received early in life. 
Through the community that supported him and the private philanthropy that helped finance his education, Darren Walker executed his dreams. He believes the social impact sector must be bolder to create change.
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