In 2018, the national venture philanthropy organization New Profit brought together pairs of donors and social entrepreneurs from their community for candid conversations on the future of social problem-solving. These “unlikely duos” were given thought-provoking questions to respond to and discuss on the spot, and we were able to see where a conversation can go when it’s centered on getting to know another person and her or his perspective, rather than the technical aspects of change-making. Relationships are fundamental to problem-solving, and these duos show us the power of two people from different backgrounds sharing insights and ideas on forward-leaning solutions.

In Episode Four of this video series, philanthropist Henry McCance (Chairman Emeritus, Greylock Partners) and social entrepreneur Layla Avila (CEO, Education Leaders of Color) talk about how to transform the education system.

Read this profile on Henry McCance.

Read this profile on Layla Avila.