Executive Director, The Network: Towards Unity for Health | CEO, Social Innovations Journal
Nick Torres has led and founded numerous for-profit and non-profit social ventures in his career.
Torres currently serves as Executive Director of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, a Philadelphia-based affiliate of the World Health Organization that fosters equitable community-oriented health services, education and research, globally.
He is also the co-founder of Social Innovations Partners, alongside Tine Hansen-Turton, which produces the Social Innovation Journal, Institute, and Lab. Additionally, Torres teaches Non-profit Leadership, Social Policy, and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania and served as the President of Congresso de Latinos Unidos from 2000-2010.
In this conversation, Torres discusses a networked approach to social innovation, which brings stakeholders from various sectors, disciplines, and geopolitical communities together to tackle complex challenges. He also talks about taking an entrepreneurial approach to non-profit work, re-examining the incentives behind current philanthropic funding models, and the evolving social innovation ecosystem in Philadelphia.