Event Recordings

Since its creation, the Shifting Systems Initiative has hosted and participated in numerous webinars, workshops, and events focused on highlighting effective strategies for philanthropists to deepen their engagement in driving systems change. These recorded events provide opportunities to hear engaging discussions, gain fresh perspectives, and hear specific questions addressed in real time. 


Evaluating Success in Systems Change 

In June 2023, RPA hosted two webinars distilling the methodology, key findings, recommendations, and next steps from the Shifting System Initiative’s Evaluation Report. These webinars—one held for audiences in the Americas and one for audiences in Europe and Asia—feature the same content with differing questions from participants. Watch the recording for the Americas webinar (below) and the Europe/Asia webinar.


The Future of Philanthropy: Transformational Impact 

RPA hosted a session during the 2021 Skoll World Forum event on The Future of Philanthropy: Transformational Impact. The session uses an equity and racial justice lens to examine how to support more systemic impact and draw lessons from funders and organizations that they support. Watch the recording now. 


Seeing, Facilitating, and Assessing Systems Change 

This webinar highlights key findings from the SSI report, Seeing, Facilitating, and Assessing Systems Change, that focuses on how funders can design for, and measure, progress on systems change. The conversation features the Edelgive Foundation (India), the Ford Foundation (America), Fundación Arturo y Enrica Sesana (Colombia), Skoll Foundation (United States), and Instituto Humanize (Brazil). Watch the recording now. 


Scaling Solutions and Shifting Systems: The Power of Collaboration 

In celebration of the launch of the 2018 publication, Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems: Approaches for Impact, Approaches for Learning, RPA and the Skoll Foundation convened funders, grantees, and philanthropic collaboratives for an interactive discussion about their successes and challenges in creating systems change. Watch the recording now. 


Financing Change: Collaborative Approaches to Philanthropy 

At the 2018 Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England, RPA Vice President Heather Grady moderated a panel exploring the ways in which funders can pool resources to advance systems change initiatives. Watch the recording now.