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Big News: and Sustainable Industries Merge

Most people look out on a crowd of conference attendees and see, well, a crowd of conference attendees. Graeme Byrd, president of the Net Impact professional chapter in Portland, Oregon, sees a resource. For this year’s Net Impact conference, Graeme worked with Meg Busse, Strategy + Community Consultant at Context Partners, and Jen Schmidt, Senior Development Officer at Mercy Corps, to plan Portland Impact, a crowdsourced conference session for audience members to solve challenges faced by area organizations. Busse explains that Portland Impact “takes a traditional crowdsourcing model and moves it offline and in-person. With this model, five local Portland organizations leverage the collective intelligence of a group and walk away with actionable solutions. Participants not only have the opportunity to contribute to these solutions, but they get to network and connect in a...

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