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Take 5: #SocInn News Links 5/30/14

Posted by Admin on May 30, 2014 4:26:01 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Charter Schools, iMentor, NPR, Organizations, Pathways, Peace First, Social Innovation News, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), The Washington Post, Time, WGBH, Citi Foundation

Happy 10th Anniversary to MLT!

Posted by Admin on May 30, 2014 10:18:12 AM

Wishing MLT a wonderful 10th anniversary celebration this week! Members of our team had a terrific time at the MLT gala last night. Pictured left to right: Yordanos Eyoel (Manager, New Profit), Nithyaa Venkataramani (Talent Fellow, New Profit), Jeff Berndt (New Profit alumni, now of Roundtable Investment Partners), John Rice (MLT Founder & CEO), Liz Riker (Senior Partner, New Profit), Kelly Cutler (Associate Partner, New Profit), Jennifer Anderson (Chief Talent Officer, New Profit).

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Tags: John Rice, Organizations, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), New Profit Staff

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/29/14

Posted by Admin on May 29, 2014 4:21:28 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Be The Change Inc., Citizen Schools, Doug Borchard, MoneyBall for Government, Social Innovation News, Alexia Tamer, The New York Times, ThinkAdvisor.com, New Profit Inc., SEEED

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/28/14

Posted by Admin on May 28, 2014 5:36:11 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Al Jazeera America, KIPP, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, Achievement First, Gathering of Leaders, NationSwell, Time, Year Up, NBC Connecticut, San Francisco Gate

VIDEO: NationSwell "Big Bets" Spotlight on Gerald Chertavian & Year Up

Posted by Admin on May 28, 2014 12:37:30 PM

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Tags: Big Bets, Dr. Pamela Cantor, Nick Ehrmann, Organizations, Alan Khazei, Alexandra Bernadotte, Curt Ellis, Gathering of Leaders, Gerald Chertavian, NationSwell, Spencer Kympton, Suzanne Klahr

WhyLight Wednesday: Elizabeth Eskenazi

Posted by Admin on May 28, 2014 11:37:12 AM

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Tags: New Profit Staff, Liz Eskenazi, WhyLight, WhyLight Wednesday, Elizabeth Eskenazi

Webinar: Join us June 3rd for "Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue"

Posted by Deborah Smolover on May 28, 2014 9:50:52 AM

If you work in an organization meeting the needs of at risk communities, chances are you’ve encountered issues of childhood hunger without even knowing it.

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Tags: Michelle Obama, Penn Hill Group, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, City Year, Food Corps, Alex Nock, Debra Eschmeyer, Jeff Jablow, childhood hunger, Josh Wachs, No Kid Hungry Campaign

New Profit Welcomes Kate Anderson To Our Team!

Posted by Admin on May 27, 2014 2:14:49 PM

New Profit is pleased to welcome our newest team member today. Kate Anderson has joined us as Special Assistant to Managing Director Tripp Jones.

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Tags: New Profit Staff, Kate Anderson

Reflections on the 2014 SEEED Conference

Posted by Alexia Tamer on May 27, 2014 1:43:00 PM

On Friday, April 25th, Communications Associate Alexia Tamer accompanied Managing Director Doug Borchard when he spoke at the SEEED conference held at Brown University. Here are Alexia's reflections on the day...

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Tags: Doug Borchard, Organizations, Pay For Success, Roca, Social Innovation News, Alexia Tamer, New Profit Staff, Thoughts and Approaches, SEEED

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/27/14

Posted by Admin on May 27, 2014 11:32:12 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, NPR, Organizations, Social Innovation News, College Advising Corps, Criminal Justice Reform, NationSwell, The Association of Black Foundation Executives, Boston Business Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/23/14

Posted by Admin on May 23, 2014 2:52:17 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today. Today, they're all recent posts written by New Profit team members on here on our blog!/strong>

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Tags: Chris Herron, KIm Syman, Peace First, Sarah Groh, Sheeren Bellinghausen, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, City Year, Family Independence Initiative, Gathering of Leaders, Thoughts and Approaches, Gotta Have Sole, Katie Pkenham

Friday Wrap Up: New Profit and its Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Posted by Admin on May 23, 2014 12:23:42 PM

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Health Leads, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Roca, Single Stop USA, Social Innovation News, The Mission Continues, America Forward Coalition, FII, LIFT, New Classrooms, Year Up, YouthBuild

Film Friday: Don't Call Them Dropouts

Posted by Admin on May 23, 2014 12:00:21 PM

Think you know the reasons that kids leave school prior to graduation? You may not know the whole story. Watch and share this powerful video from GradNation, an initiative of America's Promise Alliance.

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Tags: America Forward Coalition, America's Promise Alliance, Don't Call Them Dropouts, Grad Nation

New Profit Q1 Media Round-Up

Posted by Admin on May 23, 2014 11:57:58 AM

    Here's a switch: Big hedge funders going nonprofit (CNBC, December 30, 2013) New Profit partner, Marci Spector, is mentioned as one of the young people who “made the jump” from working at a hedge fund to joining the nonprofit sector. “Spector, now 34, learned how to evaluate the health of companies and their leadership teams while working as a healthcare analyst at hedge fund firm Perry Capital from 2004 to 2006. She left to get a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and joined New Profit in 2008, a non-profit. The Boston-based group works like a venture capital firm for other non-profits--like Teach for America and charter school group KIPP--by investing in them and helping them scale.”

    The untold story on upward mobility (The Hill, January 24, 2014) America Forward’s Deb Smolover and Shirley Sagawa argue that our country needs a new vision to fight poverty, and recommend programs based on bipartisan principles of innovation, results, accountability, and public-private collaboration. The article served to urge the President to assume the role of Social-Entrepreneur-in-Chief during his State of the Union address: “We hope that President Obama will highlight them [the programs] in the State of the Union and work to solidify them during his remaining time in office.”

    An Ex-Offender Who Is Forging a New Path (The New York Times, January 26, 2014) As part of The New York Times' "Room for Debate" section, a New Profit Managing Partner, Kim Syman, weighs in on who the President should invite to the 2014 State of the Union. She tells the story of Derik Gilmore, who was formerly incarcerated, yet is now thriving in his job at a restaurant thanks to his training by the Roca program. "Gilmore is making strides against recidivism, which is a destructive force in low-income communities. His story is about transformation, which would be a great theme for President Obama to focus on as he attempts to bridge the partisan divide on poverty." New Profit is a proud funder of Roca.

    New Profit is among the funders that provide grants to Roca, an organization that helps high-risk youth escape cycles of repeat arrests, joblessness and homelessness. New Profit's involvement with Roca and its Pay for Success initiative is mentioned in the following articles:

    Massachusetts Launches Landmark Initiative to Reduce Recidivism Among At-Risk Youth (Third Sector Capital, January 29, 2014)

    $27 million state program to fund Roca outreach program in Greater Springfield and Greater Boston (Mass Live, January 29, 2014)

    Social Impact Bonds to Fund Program to Reduce Recidivism (Nonprofit Quarterly, January 29, 2014)

    The Biggest Social Impact Bond In The U.S. Will Keep At-Risk Young Men In Jobs And Out Of Prison (Fast Company/Co.EXIST, February 3, 2014)

    Goldman Sachs, hedge fund billionaire back $27M social impact bond (CNBC, January 30, 2014)

    Roca to prepare 300 Western Massachusetts young men for work, avoidance of crime, through unique state-funded program (Mass Live, February 4, 2014)

    State’s social innovation financing is thorny legal matter (Boston Business Journal, February 4, 2014)

    Biggest 'Social Impact Bond' In The U.S. Targets Stubborn Recidivism (Forbes, February 7, 2014)

    Public-private partnerships show new way to pay for success (Boston Globe, February 5, 2014) In this Op-ed by New Profit Managing Director Tripp Jones, he describes the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative, a seven-year, $27 million effort to expand Roca services, backed by New Profit along with Third Sector Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs, The Kresge Foundation, Living Cities, and The Boston Foundation. "The impact potential of this initiative is real and significant, and the Pay for Success angle is unique. This approach involves a fundamental change in the way we finance social service programs, which are under huge stress in this era of tight budgets."

    World’s Greatest Leaders: 9 Dynamic Duos (Fortune/CNNMoney, March 20, 2014) New Profit Founder and Managing Director Vanessa Kirsch and her husband, Alan Khazei of Be The Change, Inc. are named one of the “World’s Greatest Leaders: 9 dynamic duos.” Says the piece, by Erika Fry “Leadership is often described as a lonely and solitary pursuit, but that’s not always the case. Here are just a few dynamic duos—some married, some just partners in crime—that prove there can be room for two at the top.”

    Vanessa Kirsch’s Venture-Capital Mindset is Changing Philanthropy (BizWomen, March 24, 2014) Vanessa Kirsch is profiled on Bizwomen.com, a new national online publication from American City Business Journals, covering the interests of women in all kinds of businesses, from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

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Tags: Goldman Sachs, KIm Syman, Pay For Success, Perry Capital, President Barack Obama, Recidivism, Roca Inc., Shirley Sagawa, Social Innovation News, State of the Union, Alan Khazei, America Forward Coalition, Deb Smolover, leaders, Marci Spector, The Kresge Foundation, Third Sector Capital Partners, Vanessa Kirsch, Tripp Jones, Derik Gilmore, media roundup, Room for Debate

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/22/14

Posted by Admin on May 22, 2014 4:37:14 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Health Leads, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Pay For Success, Roca, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, NationSwell, YouthBuild, Mass Live, WIA

New Profit Team Reflects on 25 Years of City Year

Posted by Admin on May 22, 2014 3:56:04 PM

Tonight our dear friends (and family!) at City Year are celebrating 25 years of service and idealism. New Profit staff members Kim Syman, Katie Pakenham, and Sheeren Fardella Bellinghausen have all served with City Year in one way or another, so we asked them to share some thoughts and photos of their time with the organization...

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Tags: KIm Syman, Sheeren Bellinghausen, Social Innovation News, City Year, New Profit Staff, 25th Anniversary, Sheeren Fardella, Katie Pkenham

Peace First Supports Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by Sarah Groh on May 22, 2014 11:43:05 AM

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Tags: Organizations, Peace First, Sarah Groh, Social Innovation News, Gotta Have Sole, Nicholas Lowinger, Nick Lowinger

America Forward Commends Congress for Workforce Legislation Announcement, Urges Swift Passage

Posted by Deborah Smolover on May 22, 2014 6:21:30 AM

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Tags: Pay For Success, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN), Senator Michael Bennet (D-OH), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), WIA, WIA. America Forward

WhyLight Wednesday: George Overholser of Third Sector Capital Partners

Posted by Admin on May 21, 2014 3:59:12 PM

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Tags: Organizations, Pay For Success, George Overholser, Third Sector Capital Partners

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/21/14

Posted by Admin on May 21, 2014 3:16:22 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Educators 4 Excellence, FII, LIFT, New Classrooms, The New York Times, WNYC, YouthBuild USA, Inside Bay Area

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/20/14

Posted by Admin on May 20, 2014 12:58:14 PM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Mission Continues, Organizations, Single Stop USA, Social Innovation News, Boston Globe, The New York Times, Year Up, Project 351, Greekwire, Tabtor, Wounded Warior Project

Spring Baby Boom Standings Update- Boys 3: Girls 1

Posted by Admin on May 19, 2014 12:21:50 PM

Yet another update in the New Profit Spring Baby Boom standings...

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Tags: New Profit Staff, Baby Boom

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/19/14

Posted by Admin on May 19, 2014 11:34:56 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Health Leads, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, EdWeek, FII, NationSwell, American Progress

Right To Play's Johann Koss Speaks at TEDx Geneva (VIDEO)

Posted by Admin on May 19, 2014 11:30:54 AM

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Tags: Organizations, Social Innovation News, TED Talk, Johann Koss, Right to Play

Friday Wrap Up: New Profit and its Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2014 1:33:08 PM

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week:

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Tags: Big Bets, KIPP, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, Achievement First, AVANCE, E4E, Gathering of Leaders, NationSwell, YouthBuild, BUILD, CFY, Right to Play

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/16/14

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2014 10:33:02 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Organizations, Social Innovation News, E4E, Early Learning, EdWeek, Gerald Chertavian, Washington Post, Year Up, YouthBuild, Right to Play, Smart People Podcast

Two New Profit Organizations Named Finalists For $1M Broad Prize

Posted by Admin on May 15, 2014 11:49:35 AM

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Tags: KIPP, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Achievement First, Broad Prize, Broad Foundation, Idea Public Schools, KIPP Foundation

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/15/14

Posted by Admin on May 15, 2014 11:14:59 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Edutopia, KIPP, Learning Disabilities, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, ABC News, Achievement First, EdWeek, The New York Times, Broad Prize, Paul Tough, CFY, Reboot Illinois

Throwback Thursday: 2006 - Gathering of Leaders in Mohonk, NY

Posted by Admin on May 15, 2014 11:06:46 AM

Throwback Thursday to New Profit staff members at our 2nd Gathering of Leaders in 2006 at Mohonk Mountain House in Mohonk, NY!

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Tags: Jennifer Anderson, Gathering of Leaders, New Profit Staff, Throwback Thursday, Cheryl Duffield, Amy Hustad, Caroline Graham, Danielle Boudreau, Kelley Kreitz, Sarah Di Troia

New Profit Baby Boom - Boys 2:Girls 1

Posted by Admin on May 15, 2014 10:20:09 AM

The Spring New Profit baby boom continues as the newest bouncing baby boy arrived yesterday! We still have two more to go this month. We love visitors here at New Profit, but unless you are planning a family, you may want to bring your own water.

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Tags: New Profit Staff, Baby Boom

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/14/14

Posted by Admin on May 14, 2014 11:39:01 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Big Bets, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Compass, NationSwell, TechCrunch, Twitter, Vox, Hispanic Business, SF Gate, LearnSprout

WhyLight Wednesday: Liana Joubert

Posted by Admin on May 14, 2014 11:00:23 AM

It's WhyLight Wednesday! What’s a WhyLight? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community and why they do what they do. This week, we talk to Liana Joubert…

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Tags: New Profit Staff, Liana Joubert, WhyLight, WhyLight Wednesday

NationSwell Launches Big Bets Video Series

Posted by Kim Syman on May 13, 2014 11:07:37 AM

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Tags: Be The Change Inc., Big Bets, Dr. Pamela Cantor, FoodCorps, Nick Ehrmann, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, The Mission Continues, Alan Khazei, Blue Engine, Curt Ellis, Gerald Chertavian, NationSwell, Spencer Kympton, Turnaround for Children, Year Up, Alexandra Bernadotte – Beyond 12, BUILD, Suzanne Klahr, Greg Behrman

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/13/14

Posted by Admin on May 13, 2014 10:51:45 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, CNCS, KIPP, MLT, New Teacher Center, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, STEM, Achievement Network, AmeriCorps, Education Week, Educators 4 Excellence, Salt Lake bond, Brown v. Board, Evan Stone, Sydney Morris, Virtual Press Office

New Profit Welcomes Sarah Groh, Analyst!

Posted by Admin on May 12, 2014 11:59:41 AM

Today New Profit is extremely pleased to welcome Sarah Groh to New Profit as an Analyst on the Portfolio Investments Team.

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Tags: Sarah Groh, New Profit Staff

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/12/14

Posted by Admin on May 12, 2014 11:30:36 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Huffington Post, New Teacher Center, Social Innovation News, Fast Company, BUILD, Des Moines Register, National Journal

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/9/14

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2014 10:47:29 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Health Leads, Organizations, Social Innovation News, LA Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/8/14

Posted by Admin on May 8, 2014 10:43:32 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Bloomberg, Mark Edwards, New York Post, Opportunity Nation, Organizations, Pay For Success, Roca, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, College Possible, Educators 4 Excellence, Harvard, Teach For All, Wendy Kopp, Jonathan Schleifer

Teacher Appreciation Week: Reflecting On Some Of Our Favorites

Posted by Admin on May 8, 2014 10:04:14 AM

It's Teacher Appreciation Week AND Throwback Thursday! What better way to combine the two than to ask some of our staff members to reflect on teachers that made an impact in their lives?

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Lavon Fairclough, Sam Hiersteiner, Deborah Smolover, New Profit Staff, teaching, Throwback Thursday, Addie Chamberlain, Amanda Clark MacMullan, Adam Lewis, Addie Johnson, Elissa Gathman, Sandy Fernandes

WhyLight Wednesday: Alexia Tamer

Posted by Admin on May 7, 2014 3:57:20 PM

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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/7/14

Posted by Admin on May 7, 2014 11:05:57 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Organizations, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Texas, AVANCE, TFA, Year Up, Becky Straw, Katie Smith Milway, the New Teacher Center, The new War on Poverty, Adventure Project, TELL

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/6/14

Posted by Admin on May 6, 2014 10:52:45 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: incarceration, Organizations, Pamela Cantor, Roca, Social Innovation News, Criminal Justice Reform, FII, New Profit Staff, Turnaround for Children, Vox, YouthBuild, Mass Live, Tripp Jones, Ezra Klein, Greenlight Fund, PG&E, Solar, Truthout

Kathryn Price and Jennifer Anderson celebrate 10 years with New Profit!

Posted by Admin on May 5, 2014 5:12:23 PM

Today we took a moment to surprise and celebrate two New Profit rock stars - Kathryn Price and Jennifer Anderson. Kathryn started two and a half weeks before Jen in 2004 and they have been an integral part of New Profit ever since. It's not easy to surprise two people who, through their roles and experience, are so intertwined in every aspect of our organization - but we pulled it off.

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Tags: Jennifer Anderson, Kathryn Price, New Profit Staff, Rice Krispy Treats

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/5/14

Posted by Admin on May 5, 2014 11:13:38 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Emerson Collective, Joel Rose, Mission Continues, Noora Health, Organizations, PBS, Social Innovation News, ABC News, CareMessage, Gerald Chertavian, New Classrooms, Washington Post, y combinator, Year Up, Good Morning San Diego, Spencer Krympton

Friday Wrap Up: New Profit Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Posted by Admin on May 2, 2014 2:04:19 PM

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit portfolio organizations made this week:

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Tags: FoodCorps, Health Leads, Organizations, Peace First, Social Innovation News, The Mission Continues, AVANCE, College Possible, Early Learning, FII, LIFT, Year Up, YouthBuild, Girls For A Change

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/2/14

Posted by Admin on May 2, 2014 10:22:15 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: FoodCorps, Huffington Post, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, BostInno, Early Learning, FLOTUS, LIFT, Year Up, sweetgreen, Vets

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/1/14

Posted by Admin on May 1, 2014 11:12:38 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Mission Continues, Organizations, Peace First, Social Innovation News, City Year, Eric Dawson, Fixes, NBC News, SEL, The New York Times, Youth Villages, Boston Magazine, Edison Awards, Jim Balfanz

#TBT Throwback Thursday

Posted by Admin on May 1, 2014 10:39:29 AM

Lavon Fairclough, Alena Guerra, Leah Staub-DeLong, and Samantha Waite enjoying our 2013 Staff Retreat!

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Tags: Lavon Fairclough, Alena Guerra, New Profit Staff, 2013 Staff Retreat, Leah Staub- DeLong, Samantha Waite