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Take 5: "Adam Foss Has A Vision For Juvenile Justice Reform" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jun 30, 2016 1:01:53 PM


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Tags: NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Fader, Adam Foss, Amplify Blog, the chronicle of philanthropy, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Former Prosecutor Adam Foss Featured in The FADER

Posted by Admin on Jun 30, 2016 12:47:11 PM


Earlier this month, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit's Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we'll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: John Legend, Prosecutor Integrity, Adam Foss, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, FADER, Gathering of Leaders, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, The Gathering, Ty Stiklorius

Faces of New Profit: Rukmini Reddy

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 30, 2016 10:38:17 AM


What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Rukmini Reddy...

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Tags: Patagonia, Rukmini Reddy, Amplify Blog, Cornel West, Early Learning, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, New Profit Staff, Salman Rushdie, Taekwondo

Take 5: "How to Make a Good Teacher" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jun 29, 2016 12:47:52 PM


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Tags: Health Leads, Inside Philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Education Week, Skoll Foundation, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: Draper Richards Kaplan Launches $65 Million Venture Philanthropy Fund

Posted by Anne Gilbert on Jun 28, 2016 3:35:52 PM



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Tags: Huffington Post, Inside Philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Philanthropy News Digest, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

America Forward Featured in the Huffington Post: The College Question

Posted by Anne Gilbert on Jun 28, 2016 3:20:05 PM


Yesterday, America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm, published a piece in the Huffington Post titled The College Question: A Challenge For The President. The piece, written by America Forward managers Sarah Groh and Juanita Tolliver, focuses on what they are calling "The College Question," a major issue area in the upcoming Presidential election. America Forward urges us to start conversation about how to make higher education policies and institutions serve the demographics and needs of today's students.

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Tags: Amplify Blog

Take 5: "How Bill Gates Plans to Change the World with Chickens"

Posted by Admin on Jun 27, 2016 11:07:36 AM


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

Take 5: "Why Uber Refuses to Do Fingerprint Checks for Drivers" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 24, 2016 4:23:35 PM


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Tags: education, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How Will Accountability Change Under ESSA?" And More

Posted by Admin on Jun 23, 2016 4:47:45 PM


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Tags: education, NPR, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Education Week, EdWeek, ESSA, venture philanthropy

America Forward Presidential 2016: Updates from the Field

Posted by America Forward on Jun 23, 2016 3:25:01 PM


The following post was written by Jessica Crawford, America Forward’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Juanita Tolliver, America Forward Manager, and Sarah Groh, America Forward Manager.

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Tags: Hillary Clinton, Juanita Tolliver, Ohio, Republican, Sarah Groh, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Ben Carson, College, Democratic, Jessica Crawford, Pennsylvania, Presidential, Social Innovation Fund

Faces of New Profit: Ruth Reyes

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 23, 2016 11:51:23 AM


What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Ruth Reyes

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Tags: Dominican Republic, Forensic Entomologist, Innovation Fund, Juan Luis Guerra, Junot Diaz, Maya Angelou, Northern Lights, Reimagine School Systems, Amplify Blog, Aurora Borealis, Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Development, DNA, Evolution, Faces of New Profit, New Profit Staff, New York State Museum, Pedro Almodovar, Ruth Reyes, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Take 5: "Why Grit Can’t Be Taught Like Math" And More

Posted by Admin on Jun 22, 2016 4:53:37 PM


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Tags: education, Grit, Math, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, learning, teaching

Reimagine Learning: June 2016 Feature Blog

Posted by Admin on Jun 22, 2016 11:32:27 AM


In this month's feature blog, Nick Randell, Program Officer at The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, chronicles the Foundation's decision in 2010 to target education support for learners with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning disabilities, who face some of the steepest challenges in our current system. The subsequent collaboration with New Profit gave rise to the Reimagine Learning Fund. With the support of visionary funders like the Tower Foundation, for the past four years, the Reimagine Learning Fund at New Profit has been leveraging aligned action to shift the paradigm of how the U.S. education system supports the academic and life success of all learners.

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Tags: Christina Haines, education, Investment, Learning Disabilities, philanthropy, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Tower Foundation, venture philanthropy

AMERICA FORWARD APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS TO PAY FOR RESULTS ACT

Posted by America Forward on Jun 22, 2016 10:32:22 AM


The following is a statement by Members of the America Forward Coalition on the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act:

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Tags: bipartisan, House of Representatives, John Delaney, Orrin Hatch, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Michael Bennett, Social Impact Partnership Act, Todd Young, U.S. Senate

Take 5: "Who Are Today’s College Students?" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 21, 2016 3:31:32 PM


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Tags: education, Education Post, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, Education Week, EdWeek, The 74 Million, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Performance-Based Leadership - The Future of Pay for Success

Posted by America Forward on Jun 21, 2016 12:17:27 PM


Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful work can be transformed into national change. Today we will hear from Caroline Whistler, Co-Founder and Co-President of Third Sector Capital Partners, about performance-based leadership, unlocking and accessing data, and leveraging evidence to facilitate the development of meaningful policy change.

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Tags: Caroline Whistler, homelessness, Pay For Success, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Presidential, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Take 5: "The Complex Lives of Babies" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 20, 2016 4:07:23 PM



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Tags: education, KIPP, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: A Coach for Every Low Income Student

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 17, 2016 10:39:33 AM



Last week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Graduation, Jim McCorkell, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, College, College Possible, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Boston Public Schools Launched a New Diversity Program" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 16, 2016 4:33:41 PM



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Tags: Boston, Boston Public Schools, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, College Possible, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Teach For America's Journey Towards Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Posted by Admin on Jun 16, 2016 2:38:51 PM




Last week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Aimee Eubanks Davis, Braven, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Jeff Wetzler, Teach For America, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Dana O'Donovan, Deloitte, Gathering of Leaders, Monitor Institute, TFA, Transcend

Take 5: "Behind Today’s Breakthrough Advocacy Campaigns" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 15, 2016 4:29:25 PM



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Tags: Latino Community, Opportunity Youth, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Marco Davis, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Nonprofits Need to Help Latinos ‘Connect the Dots’

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 15, 2016 12:24:22 PM



Last week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: education, Latino Community, nonprofit, Opportunity Youth, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Marco Davis, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Building Blocks of Learning" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 14, 2016 3:21:09 PM



Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, Jump at the Sun, Math, Medium, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Freada Kapor Klein, Marco Davis, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Measuring the Distance Traveled: The Urgent Business Case for Equity

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 14, 2016 2:07:12 PM



Last week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Jump at the Sun, social impact, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Freada Kapor Klein, Tulaine Montgomery

#AdvanceEquity: Race in Boston Public Schools

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 13, 2016 2:52:17 PM



Last week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Boston, Boston Public Schools, Hidden Racism, Racism, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Dorchester, Student voice, students, Tulaine Montgomery

Take 5: "Racism in Boston’s schools" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 13, 2016 2:29:09 PM



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Tags: education, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Boston Globe, College Possible, The New York Times, Tulaine Montgomery, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Pipelines with Purpose

Posted by Admin on Jun 10, 2016 1:45:56 PM



This week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Art, Boston, Candace Stanciel, career pipelines, #NPPipelines, Opportunity Youth, Pipelines with Purpose, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, New Majority Community Labs, The BASE, Zumix

Take 5: "The Benefits of Teaching in Two Languages" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 10, 2016 10:26:47 AM



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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, Slate, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, The New York Times, US News, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "An Unfinished Quest in Education" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 9, 2016 4:56:17 PM






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

#AdvanceEquity: Jump at the Sun

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 9, 2016 2:10:10 PM





This week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Jeffrey Walker, John Legend, Jump at the Sun, #NPGathering16, Podcast, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Brittany Packnett, Deval Patrick, Frieda Kapoor Klein, Gathering of Leaders, Tulaine Montgomery, Vanessa Kirsch

Presidential 2016: Creating Supportive Housing & Breaking Patterns with Pay for Success

Posted by America Forward on Jun 9, 2016 11:51:34 AM





Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful work can be transformed into national change. Today we will hear from Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) about leveraging Pay for Success to create supportive housing, one of the dominating topics of discussion during the 2016 CSH Summit in Chicago.

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Tags: Corporation for Supportive Housing, homelessness, Pay For Success, social innovation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CSH, Deborah SeSantis, General Election, Presidential

Take 5: "Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers'" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 8, 2016 4:51:26 PM





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Tags: education, Education Post, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, educators, LA Times, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Faces of New Profit: Lavon Fairclough

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 8, 2016 3:44:11 PM





What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Lavon Fairclough

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Tags: Lavon Fairclough, New Profit, Stevie Wonder, Talent, Amplify Blog, Faces of New Profit, New Profit Staff, The Women, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "A Former Prosecutor Pushes Criminal Justice Reform" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 7, 2016 4:58:23 PM





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Tags: Boston Chamber of Commerce, City Awake, education, Justin Kang, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, The Boston Globe, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: A Former Prosecutor Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 7, 2016 12:45:46 PM





Yesterday, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit's Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we'll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: John Legend, prosecutor, Prosecutor Integrity Initiative, Social Innovation News, Adam Foss, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform

#AdvanceEquity: A new dialogue series on Equity and Inclusion

Posted by Admin on Jun 6, 2016 3:26:46 PM





ˈe-kwə-tē - “Fairness and justice in the way people are treated.” Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Tags: College-to Career Success, education, Jump at the Sun, Opportunity Gap, Philanthropists, social entrepreneurship, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Class, Cross Sector, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Early Learning, The Gathering, Tulaine Montgomery, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "America's Schools are Majority-Minority. Now What?" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 6, 2016 3:24:52 PM





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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, Slate, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, The New York Times, US News, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How to Help Former Inmates Thrive" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 3, 2016 4:34:50 PM





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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Job Opening: Partner, Women’s Accelerator at New Profit

Posted by Admin on Jun 2, 2016 5:02:24 PM





About the Organization:
New Profit is a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that is working to break down barriers to opportunity in America. New Profit invests in visionary entrepreneurs and leaders; advocates for public policy that leads to better outcomes; and works with diverse partners from across sectors to catalyze big ideas and innovations.

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Tags: Job Postings, Partner, Amplify Blog, Women's Accelerator

Take 5: "Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 2, 2016 4:31:36 PM





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Tags: education, Forbes, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, Fast Company Co. Exist, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Leveraging Policy to Address the Needs of Today’s Students

Posted by America Forward on Jun 2, 2016 12:58:13 PM





The following post was written by Jessica Crawford, America Forward Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sarah Groh, America Forward Manager

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Tags: Beyond 12, Congress, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, president, Sarah Groh, ADHD, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Dyslexia, Federal Funding, Financial Aid, Jessica Crawford, Single Stop, YouthBuild USA

Take 5: "Millennials Are Reshaping The World Of Social Impact" And More...

Posted by Admin on Jun 1, 2016 4:35:00 PM





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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, The New York Times, US News, venture philanthropy

Faces of New Profit: Greg Groves

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 1, 2016 2:23:14 PM





What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Greg Groves...

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Tags: Boarding School, Chance the Rapper, education, Elementary, Greg Groves, Kendrick Lamar, Khaled Hosseini, Lianne La Havas, Amplify Blog, Cornel West, New Profit Staff, Portfolio Performance, venture philanthropy

New Profit and Deloitte: Millennials Are Reshaping Social Impact

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 1, 2016 12:19:52 PM





Today in Fast Company Co.Exist, New Profit's Founder and CEO Vanessa Kirsch and Deloitte's Dana O'Donovan published a piece entitled "Millennials are Reshaping the World of Social Impact." The piece had a simple message: Despite what you may have heard, diverse members of the millennial generation are already leading the way in social problem solving.

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Tags: Millennial, millennials, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, 2016 Millennial Study, Amplify Blog, Deloitte, Deloitte's Monitor Institute, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, Fast Company's Co. Exist, Monitor Institute, National Case Competition, New Majority Community Labs