The Collective Impact: Destination Dallas-Fort Worth panel of social innovators brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

This wide-ranging discussion, moderated by Salah Boukadoum, explores the attraction of Dallas as a regional hub for impact, analyzes the role of businesses and nonprofits, asks how we can do better, and ends with predictions of where things are heading. Boukadoum, as a social entrepreneur and founder, is uniquely positioned to lead the discussion, as well as participate.

In the first of our three-part series, you’ll find a scope for the various perspectives sitting around our table. Each expert looks at our core theme—social innovation—from their specific industry’s view. You’ll meet the panel, understand what they do, and why they do it.

In parts two and three, the panel talks impact in DFW, what makes the region a unique breeding ground for social change, how we can improve, and more.