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We thank our lucky stars every day to be part of a network of bold and visionary entrepreneurs, philanthropists, advocates, and other partners who are transforming the way social problems are solved in America. While they are a source of constant inspiration, every so often we have a groundbreaking experience that truly shapes the way we think about the future.
One of those instances arose recently during a trip to Dallas to judge the final round of Deloitte’s National Case Competition for MBA students at Deloitte University. We have had a long and incredibly valuable collaboration with Deloitte: helping social entrepreneurs build and scale great organizations, and creating networks of innovative problem solvers who can work together to tackle our country’s biggest challenges. Four New Profit leadership team members – Vanessa Kirsch, Tulaine Montgomery, Bob Searle, and Sam Hiersteiner – made the trip to Dallas.
Deloitte has held the National Case Competition for the last six years, and 2016 marked the first time the final round case was focused on a social impact organization (which you may have guessed was New Profit). Out of a group of 1,000 students from America’s top business schools, 16 teams of four made it through to Dallas. They were given a case about New Profit’s future strategic direction and had less than 12 hours to put together a presentation with recommendations.
Here’s where things got really interesting. We were impressed by the heroic effort and the presentations, particularly from the final four teams (UVA, Dartmouth, U of Chicago, UNC), but we were floored by some bigger lessons we learned about millennials:
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We'd like to give a warm welcome to Rocco Perla, the new President of our partner Health Leads.
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It may be a new year, but for businesses the same question persists: "How do we connect with Millennials?"
Deloitte's annual Millennial Study begins to answer this question, giving insights on Millennials' values, priorities, and below-the-surface ambitions. But it's not just the for-profit sector that has something to gain from these insights - nonprofits can also capitalize on key opportunities presented by Deloitte's three main findings.
#1 - "Many Millennials have one foot out the door."
At first glance, Millennials lack loyalty. If given the choice, one in four Millennials would quit their current job for another pursuit. This points to a lack in confidence in their current organization, but it also may be a sign of neglect. Deloitte's study tells us that only 28 percent of Millennials believe their current organizations make ‘full use’ of their skills. So what can nonprofits do?
Opportunity: Nonprofit workers are familiar with wearing many hats in their day-to-day tasks. Often operating with limited resources, employees need to use every tool they've got. If Millennials seek opportunities to use all their skills, nonprofits are a place for them to realize their potential.
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Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.
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New Profit’s Accelerator is a one-year program designed to accelerate the potential of extraordinary female social entrepreneurs and the impact of their organizations. The inaugural cohort was made up of 7 amazing social entrepreneurs – Jessica Sager of All Our Kin, Alexandra Bernadotte of Beyond 12, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison of GirlTrek, Lisbeth Shepherd of Green City Force, Leila Janah of Sama Group, and Maisha Moses of The Young People’s Project. Over the past year, these seven female social entrepreneurs formed a cohort and received insider access to New Profit tools, resources, and networks in addition to a one-time gift of up to $50K. The group recently came together for the finale of the New Profit Accelerator pilot. The following post is an account of the event from Kelly Cutler, Associate Partner on the Portfolio Team, New Profit's Accelerator lead.
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Last year was an extraordinary year for New Profit, thanks to our amazing network of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other partners. Click the screen below to view a video about our "10 Highlights from 2015" or scroll down to access more detail about each of the highlighted activities.
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