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Take 5: "Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring?" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Feb 29, 2016 4:24:07 PM




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Tags: education, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

5 Questions For LEAP Innovation's Phyllis Lockett

Posted by Admin on Feb 29, 2016 1:24:28 PM



Welcome to the New Profit network, LEAP Innovations! As a recent investment in the New Profit Innovation Fund, LEAP Innovations connects education and innovation with technology tailored to each student’s skills, interests, and goals. CEO and founder Phyllis Lockett answers five questions to help us better understand where the organization comes from and its bright future ahead.

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Tags: education, LEAP Innovations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, CAREER, College, Technology, venture philanthropy

Help the Halcyon Incubator Recruit its Next Class of Social Entrepreneurs!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Feb 29, 2016 12:19:17 PM



The application for the Fall 2016 cohort of the Halcyon Incubator is open! The program is seeking intrepid early stage social entrepreneurs with sustainable and scalable models that address critical 21st century challenges.

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Tags: Halcyon Incubator, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Entrepreneurs, Social Problem Solving

Take 5: "Innovations in Health Equity and Health Philanthropy" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Feb 26, 2016 4:26:17 PM




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Tags: NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Using “Pay For Success” to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Affordable Housing

Posted by America Forward on Feb 26, 2016 1:51:17 PM



The following blog post was written by John Griffith, Senior Analyst and Project Manager at Enterprise Community Partners, an organization that helps finance, build and advocate for affordable housing in communities across the U.S.

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Tags: Emanuel Cleaver, Housing Financial Services Committee, HUD, Jeb Hensarling, Jim Himes, John Delaney, John Griffith, Low Income Investment Fund, Pay For Success, PFS, President Barack Obama, Rob Portman, SAHF, Sheldon Whitehouse, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Barbara Boxer, Dennis Ross, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Enterprise Community Partners, FAST, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, Jeanne Shaheen, LIIF, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Susan Collins, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The First Ever Emoji Made for a Social Cause" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Feb 25, 2016 3:29:12 PM




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Tags: education, Huffington Post, Pay For Success, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, AdWeek, Amplify Blog, Time, venture philanthropy

Letter from Jeff Walker, our New Board Chairman, to the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Feb 25, 2016 10:10:15 AM



Yesterday, New Profit announced that two extraordinary leaders - Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp and Bain Capital's Steven Barnes - have joined the organization's Board of Directors. In addition, we announced the Jeff Walker has become our new Board Chair. Below is Jeff's first "Letter to the New Profit Community" as Chair.

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Tags: Jeff Walker, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, The Generosity Network, venture philanthropy

TFA Founder Kopp and Bain Capital’s Barnes join New Profit's Board; Walker Becomes Chairman

Posted by Admin on Feb 25, 2016 9:38:00 AM



February 25, 2016 (Boston): New Profit, a pioneering nonprofit venture philanthropy fund in Boston, is pleased to announce two new additions to our board of directors: Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach For America (TFA) and CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, and Steven Barnes, a Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity. We are also excited that Jeff Walker, a longtime supporter and board member, has become the new Chairman of New Profit’s board.

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Tags: Jeff Walker, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Steve Barnes, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, Teach For All, The Generosity Network, venture philanthropy, Wendy Kopp

Take 5: "Become A Social Entrepreneur Without Leaving Your Day Job" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 24, 2016 2:57:11 PM




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Tags: Michelle Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Teach For All, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Twitter, venture philanthropy, Wendy Kopp

Building Blocks for Learning

Posted by America Forward on Feb 24, 2016 11:29:30 AM



The following post was written by Pamela Cantor, M.D. and K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Ph.D.

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Tags: Building Blocks for Learning, Classroom, education, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Turnaround for Children, venture philanthropy

5 Questions with Jonas Chartock

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2016 5:04:30 PM



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Tags: Jonas Chartock, Leading Educators, New Profit Innovation Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

How to Build a Stronger Talent Pipeline

Posted by America Forward on Feb 23, 2016 1:22:43 PM



The following blog post was written by Elyse Rosenblum, Principal, Grads of Life

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Tags: Minority Talent, President Barack Obama, Talent, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Department of Education, Grads of Life, venture philanthropy, youth employment

Take 5: "Against the Sticker Chart" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2016 1:16:28 PM




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Tags: education, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Young Students Call for More School Diversity" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 22, 2016 2:13:15 PM




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Tags: education, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Community Engagement Matters" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 19, 2016 3:55:52 PM




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Tags: education, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, EdSurge, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Our Top 7 Highlights from the Yale Philanthropy Conference

Posted by Candace Stanciel on Feb 19, 2016 11:01:24 AM



The following post was written by Candace Stanciel, New Profit's Director of Convenings.

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Tags: Amplify Blog

Take 5: "Playing Nicely With Others" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 18, 2016 12:53:53 PM




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Tags: education, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Most Innovative Companies of 2016" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 17, 2016 4:14:32 PM




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Tags: education, Juvenile Justice System, Medium, Nonprofit sector, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, CSR, EdSurge, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Technology, venture philanthropy

Job Opportunities in the New Profit Network

Posted by Admin on Feb 17, 2016 11:37:38 AM


Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Interested in joining in? Here are some open job opportunities with our awesome portfolio organizations, as well as a few right here at New Profit:

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Tags: Health Leads, iMentor, Innovate Public Schools, Job Postings, KIPP, Leading Educators, MLT, Organizations, Roca, The Mission Continues, Acelero Learning, Achievement Network, Amplify Blog, anet, AVANCE, College Possible, College Summit, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, Enlearn, LIFT, New Classrooms, peer health exchange, Third Sector Capital Partners, venture philanthropy, Youth Build

Take 5: "The Power of Thinking Like a Pre-Schooler" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2016 2:53:21 PM



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Tags: Business Insider, education, Mental Health, philanthropy, Poverty, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, #TFA25, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Amplify Blog, Entrepreneurship, TechCrunch, venture philanthropy

#TFA25 Roundup

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2016 2:24:49 PM


Last week Teach For America celebrated 25 years of dedication to education. The weekend brought together 15,000 friends, partners, and members of the TFA community to reflect on progress made and to discuss the work to be done. After New Profit's founding in 1998, Teach For America was among the first few organizations New Profit supported, and the relationship has grown into one of our most successful partnerships to date. We were honored to attend TFA’s 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington and to witness so many leaders working to move education in our country forward. In honor of such a successful weekend, here are some of the top tweets from the 25th anniversary Teach For America Summit:

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Tags: Reimagine Learning Fund, Teach For America, #TFA25, Amplify Blog, Wendy Kopp

Take 5: "Educating an Original Thinker" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 12, 2016 3:58:45 PM



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Tags: education, Edutopia, Inside Philanthropy, Mental Health, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, TechCrunch, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Feb 12, 2016 3:11:59 PM


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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Tags: Amplify Blog

Take 5: "The Modern Marriage Between Tech Philanthropy and Nonprofits" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 11, 2016 4:21:59 PM



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Tags: education, Recidivism, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, college advising, EdSource, TechCrunch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The 62 richest people, and you" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 10, 2016 3:49:40 PM



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Tags: education, Innovate Public Schools, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, DevEx, venture philanthropy, Wired

Take 5: "An unprecedented experiment in mass forgiveness" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 9, 2016 12:02:37 PM



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Tags: education, NPR, Recidivism, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 8, 2016 11:31:14 AM



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Tags: education, High School, NPR, philanthropy, Secondary School, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Why School Location Matters" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 5, 2016 2:05:13 PM



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Tags: Al Jazeera America, Bill Gates, education, Huffington Post, Impact Investing, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Science of Kids Getting Kids Organized" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 4, 2016 10:44:11 AM



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Tags: LEAP Innovations, Medium, NPR, organization, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, EdSurge, Quartz, venture philanthropy

New Profit Makes $1 Million Investment in Leading Educators

Posted by Admin on Feb 3, 2016 10:34:44 AM


February 3, 2016 (Boston) – New Profit, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund, is investing $1 million over the next four years to support Leading Educators, which will support the New Orleans nonprofit in ensuring that all students have access to great teachers, especially in urban schools.

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, education, Investment, investment announcement, Leading Educators, NPIF, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

New Profit Commits $1 Million in Support of Enlearn

Posted by Admin on Feb 3, 2016 10:34:04 AM


February 3, 2016 (Boston): New Profit, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund working to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America, is investing $1 million over the next four years to support Enlearn, a Seattle-based nonprofit that is helping create and find the best learning pathways for students, teachers, and classrooms so that every student, regardless of ability or situation, has access to a learning ecosystem that adapts to them at the moment.

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, education, Investment, investment announcement, NPIF, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Enlearn, venture philanthropy

New Profit Supports LEAP Innovations with $1 Million Investment

Posted by Admin on Feb 3, 2016 10:32:56 AM


February 3, 2016 (Boston) – National nonprofit venture philanthropy fund New Profit is investing $1 million over the next four years into LEAP Innovations, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming education by bridging the gap between education and innovation. LEAP Innovations helps educators develop and implement personalized learning environments enabled by technology to tailor instruction to each student’s skills, interests, and goals.

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, education, Investment, investment announcement, LEAP Innovations, NPIF, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Technology, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Sesame Street Is Getting Into Venture Capital. This Isn’t a Joke." And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 3, 2016 10:26:25 AM



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Tags: FoodCorps, inequality, Inside Philanthropy, Medium, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Boston Globe, EdSource, Technology, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy, Wired

Take 5: "The Biggest Policy Mistake We're Continuing to Make" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 2, 2016 12:59:48 PM



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Tags: social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Utah's Pay For Success" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2016 3:21:01 PM



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Tags: First Place for Youth, Forbes, Pre-K, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, DevEx, e-book, foster youth, Super Bowl 50, Universal pre-k, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2016 9:52:34 AM


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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Tags: First Place for Youth, Health Leads, iMentor, Innovate Public Schools, KIPP, MLT, New Teacher Center, Amplify Blog, anet, AVANCE, College Advising Corps, College Possible, Educators 4 Excellence, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, LIFT, Third Sector Capital Partners