Video: Gaby Brink

Innovating for the Social Impact Economy

Filmed on October 10, 2012, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

About this video

What is design’s role in the social impact economy? Today, partnerships between foundations and their grantees are more collaborative and more strategic than ever. Funders look to drive large-scale change by advancing innovation in the work of the organizations they support. They also face increasing pressure to demonstrate the impact of their investments. Learn about Tomorrow Partners’ new models for bringing global changemakers into the innovation process—and why Tomorrow launched Sparkwise, a web-based data platform that consolidates, aggregates and makes accessible all sorts of impact metrics to inform and ignite communities.

Speaker bio

Gaby Brink is the founder, CEO and chief designer of Sparkwise and Tomorrow Partners, where Sparkwise was incubated. She leads an interdisciplinary team that collaborates with future oriented entrepreneurs and organizations to innovate and build design-driven tools and services for positive change. A globally celebrated designer, Brink serves on the board of directors of AIGA. She co-authored The Living Principles for Design, the first integrated framework to provide a systems approach to environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability for designers of all disciplines. Through these leadership roles, she fosters dialogue and collaboration amongst the global design community to co-create tools and best practices for design as a catalyst for positive cultural change.