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Take 5: "Relationship Advice for Cross-Sector Collaborators" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Mar 31, 2015 2:35:45 PM


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Tags: Higher Education, Medicine, #NPGathering15, Organizations, Shruti Sehra, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Dana O'Donovan, Deloitte, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Fast Company, New Classrooms, New Profit Staff, Sirum, Teach to One, The New York Times, The PhD Project

#NPGathering15: Looking Back, Forging Ahead

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Mar 30, 2015 3:37:18 PM


New Profit's 11th annual Gathering of Leaders is in the rear view mirror, but the dialogue that began last week about social impact, diversity, race, technology and policy will continue.

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Tags: allen blue, care message, center for youth wellness, code for america, frederick hutson, hiker, issue one, jason saul, John Rice, jonny price, kimberly bryant, latricia barksdale, LinkedIn, marlene ibsen, MLT, New Profit, Organizations, Peace First, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, black girls code, Elisabeth Mason, Eric Dawson, Gathering of Leaders, jen pahlka, kiva zip, maria teresa kumar, Mission Measurement, nadine burke harris, pigeonly, Single Stop, Thoughts and Approaches, travelers foundation, trevor potter, vineet singal, voto latino

#NPGathering15: Bets on Transformative Change (Part Three)

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Mar 26, 2015 12:43:06 PM


We had a great first day at the #NPGathering15! So much good dialogue. So many big things to think about. So much collaborating still to be done. We're full of energy and we believe day two is going to be equally, if not more, powerful.

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Tags: Big Bets, impact genome project, impact measurement, jason saul, marlene ibsen, New Profit, Organizations, predictive data, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Mission Measurement, Thoughts and Approaches, travelers foundation

#NPGathering15: Reshaping Broken Systems, Rethinking Who is in the Lead

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Mar 25, 2015 7:35:06 PM


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Tags: code for america, frederick hutson, kimberly bryant, Organizations, Recidivism, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, black girls code, coding, Criminal Justice Reform, Gathering of Leaders, jen pahlka, pigeonly, Technology, Thoughts and Approaches

#NPGathering15: Bets on Transformative Change (Part Two)

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Mar 25, 2015 7:15:25 PM


What an amazing first set of sessions at #NPGathering15. We heard great dialogue about race, class and opportunity from John Rice (MLT), Maria Teresa Kumar (Voto Latino) and Allen Blue (LinkedIn). We also saw bold Bets presentations from Eric Dawson (Peace First), Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (Center for Youth Wellness) and Elisabeth Mason of Single Stop.

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Tags: jonny price, kiva, latricia barksdale, New Profit, Organizations, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, CareMessage, Gathering of Leaders, kiva zip, Thoughts and Approaches, vineet singal, y combinator

#NPGathering15: Bets on Transformative Change (Part One)

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Mar 25, 2015 2:46:59 PM


The #NPGathering15 live blog continues!

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Tags: adversity, center for youth wellness, conflict resolution, New Profit, Organizations, Peace First, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Amplify Blog, Elisabeth Mason, Eric Dawson, Gathering of Leaders, nadine burke harris, peacemaking, Single Stop, Thoughts and Approaches, Trauma

#NPGathering15: Defining a New Collective Destination

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Mar 25, 2015 2:02:26 PM


Thanks for following our live blog from #NPGathering15!

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Tags: allen blue, John Rice, LinkedIn, MLT, opportunity, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, maria teresa kumar, Thoughts and Approaches, voto latino

#NPGathering15: We Climb & Rise

Posted by Dan on Mar 25, 2015 1:58:56 PM


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Tags: New Profit, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, video

#NPGathering15: We Challenge YOU to Join the Conversation!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Mar 25, 2015 1:41:32 PM


New Profit Founder & CEO Vanessa Kirsch and Managing Partner Kim Syman.

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Tags: KIm Syman, New Profit, opportunity, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Vanessa Kirsch

#NPGathering15 Starts on Wednesday!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Mar 25, 2015 11:32:55 AM


Follow the blog and our social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) all week for updates on New Profit's 11th Annual Gathering of Leaders, which kicks off on Wednesday. The event brings together top social innovators and their counterparts in business, government, philanthropy, media, technology and academia to build dialogue and collaboration around the toughest social challenges we face in America.

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Tags: Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders

Take 5: "Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply to Elite Schools" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 17, 2015 11:55:29 AM


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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Take 5: "3 Steps to Collaboration That Tackle Society's Toughest Challenges" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 16, 2015 4:56:59 PM


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Powerful Storytelling: New PBS Documentary on Education Reform

Posted by Admin on Mar 16, 2015 2:48:28 PM


Powerful storytelling is such an important component of creating large scale social change, which is why we're excited about the new documentary 180 Days: Hartsville, which will premiere tomorrow (3/17) on PBS.

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Take 5: "Reaching Math Students One by One" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 13, 2015 12:11:12 PM


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Third Sector Announces Seven Awardees as Part of National Pay for Success Competition

Posted by Admin on Mar 12, 2015 3:53:41 PM


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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Take 5: "Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 12, 2015 10:10:58 AM


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Masters of Collaboration - Deloitte in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Posted by Admin on Mar 11, 2015 1:13:46 PM


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Take 5: "A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 11, 2015 1:01:59 PM


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Take 5: "Networks: The New Organizational Strategy" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 10, 2015 10:57:18 AM


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Take 5: "The Terrible Loneliness of Growing Up Poor in Robert Putnam's America" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 9, 2015 12:35:21 PM


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Take 5: "The Excitement of Learning From Profit and Loss" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 6, 2015 1:22:28 PM


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Take 5: "Master Teachers Share Best Practices for Blended Learning" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 5, 2015 3:31:41 PM


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America Forward Applauds Introduction of the Social Impact Partnership Act

Posted by America Forward on Mar 5, 2015 2:25:04 PM




The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit.

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Take 5: "Where Have All The Teachers Gone?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 4, 2015 7:04:13 AM


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Tags: No Kid Hungry, NPR, Organizations, PARCC, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Common Core, David Wilkinson, EdSurge, Educators 4 Excellence, testing, The Huffington Post, Bill McDiarmid, Carnegie Summit, Governor Cuomo

Statement from America Forward: Applauding the Appointment of David Wilkinson as the New Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Posted by America Forward on Mar 4, 2015 4:51:27 AM



The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit.

On the occasion of David Wilkinson’s appointment as the new Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, America Forward and New Profit commend President Barack Obama, and committed partners across the Obama Administration and Congress, for their ongoing efforts to catalyze new, high-impact solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges, and we applaud the selection of Mr. Wilkinson, a proven strong, visionary, and committed leader of social innovation policy, to head the Office of Social Innovation.

Speaking as part of a network of the nation’s most innovative and effective nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs, and numerous champions of social innovation across diverse sectors, we celebrate that this appointment marks a continued commitment to leverage the Office of Social Innovation to accelerate progress on national priorities, invest in what works, and increase impact investing to maximize taxpayer resources and drive better outcomes. Dave’s commitment to innovative, evidenced-based solutions, his experience as a social entrepreneur and financial leader, his work in support of the nonprofit sector, and his deep knowledge of social finance and impact investing, will no doubt make him a strong leader of the White House Social Innovation Office. We look forward to partnering with him on advancing the use of outcomes in government and furthering the utilization of impact investing to support and scale the important work of social service organizations.

The Administration’s creation of the Office of Social Innovation in 2009 has been critical to advancing innovation in government and supporting partnerships between the public and private sectors to advance efforts to address our Nation’s most pressing challenges. The Office, and the wealth of innovation it has fostered, are important accomplishments for this Administration. Yet, there is more still to be done to ensure better outcomes for people facing barriers to opportunity in communities across the country, and with Dave at the helm, we know that the Office of Social Innovation will continue to move forward in these efforts.

We congratulate Dave on his appointment and look forward to continuing to work with the White House, the broader Obama Administration, and Congress in common purpose.

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Tags: President Barack Obama, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, David Wilkinson, Deborah Smolover

Take 5: "Just how high can college tuition go?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 3, 2015 4:08:36 PM


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Tags: Google, Higher Ed, homelessness, NPR, Social Innovation News, Computer Science, Education Week, Fast Company, MIT, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, tuition, Sen. Carol Liu, Education Policy Program, Elite Colleges, Guillaume Dumas, Kevin Carey, New America Foundation

Take 5: "Why we need diversity education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Mar 2, 2015 2:52:04 PM


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Tags: Health, low income, NPR, Social Innovation News, CJS, College, Common Core, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Financial Aid, The New York Times, The Washington Post, World Economic Forum