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Take 5: "Life in College After a Life in Foster Care" And More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 27, 2017 3:32:29 PM


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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

IN MEMORIAM: CHRIS HERRON (1976-2017)

Posted by Admin on Apr 27, 2017 2:45:17 PM


The New Profit community mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Chris Herron, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on March 12, 2017. Chris' passion for social justice, his generous, collaborative spirit, and his sharp intellect and sense of humor were evident in all the work he did and the life he led. In his own, quiet way, he touched so many of us and left an enduring mark on our community.

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Tags: Chris Herron, JESÚS GERENA, Kelly Cutler, Kevin Greer, Lisa Taylor, Amplify Blog, Diana McLain Smith, Eliza Greenberg, Elizabeth Riker, Family Independence Initiative, FII, George Overholser, New Profit Staff, Third Sector Capital Partners

Authenticity: A Human Right

Posted by Reimagine Learning on Apr 27, 2017 10:01:50 AM


This is the first part of a two-part guest post that explores the role of authenticity in children’s development and education, written by Kevin Jennings of GLSEN and Alexander Kopelman of Children’s Art Guild. Many of the ideas emerged at the inaugural Children & Authenticity Conference. The 2017 Children & Authenticity Conference: Exploring the Heart of Education will take place on October 22-23 in New York City.

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Tags: Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Gathering Reflections From Our Millennial Impact Fellows

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Apr 27, 2017 8:13:10 AM


We were honored to have a group of young social change agents joining us as Millennial Impact Fellows at this year's Gathering of Leaders. They brought with them stories of inspiration, hope for the future, and powerful questions that radiated throughout the conference, spurring meaningful conversation amongst our 400 plus leadership level participants. Learn more about our fellows and the program, here!

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Tags: education, millennials, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders, venture philanthropy, young leaders, young voices

Take 5: "Gates and Chan-Zuckerberg Back $12 Million Personalized-Learning Venture" And More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 26, 2017 11:53:49 AM


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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The 74 Million, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music" And More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 25, 2017 3:41:37 PM


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Tags: Citizen Schools, education, NPR, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, College, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How Poverty Changes the Brain" and more...

Posted by Admin on Apr 24, 2017 1:55:04 PM


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Tags: Boston, California, City University of New York, education, Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Poverty, social impact, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, Amplify Blog, ASAP, CUNY, Fast Company, Systems Change, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Colin Gillespie Joins New Profit as Executive-in-Residence

Posted by Admin on Apr 21, 2017 11:15:20 AM


Colin Gillespie, the former President of LEGO Education, North America, has joined New Profit, the pioneering Boston-based venture philanthropy fund, as Executive in Residence (EIR). In this pro bono role, he engages in due diligence with pipeline organizations, serves as an Advisory Committee member for the selection of these investments, acts as a thought partner across various New Profit initiatives, and provides mentorship and coaching to talent.

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Tags: Colin Gillespie, LEGO Foundation, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Can Love Close the Achievement Gap?" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 19, 2017 1:52:49 PM


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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The 74 Million, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Evidence in Action: Every Student Succeeds Act" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Apr 18, 2017 4:13:21 PM


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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, MLT, National Service, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, Social Innovation News, STEM, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Is the Push for Women in STEM Hurting Female Artists?" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 14, 2017 11:59:49 AM


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Tags: education, Forbes, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Teach For America, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Fast Company, Technology, venture philanthropy, Vox

New Profit Launches Two Education Initiatives Aimed at Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship and Personalized Learning

Posted by Admin on Apr 13, 2017 2:51:00 PM


April 13th, 2017 (Boston)- New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that helps bold problem solvers break through to transform lives, communities, and systems, has announced it will launch two capacity building initiatives: the Personalized Learning Initiative and the Proximity Accelerator. The initiatives are supported by a collaboration between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who have contributed $12 million over four years for the Personalized Learning Initiative, and provided $750,0000 to launch Proximity Accelerator programming this year.

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Tags: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Camelback Ventures, education, highlander institute, imblaze, iNACOL, inequality, opening doors, Personalized Learning, Personalized Learning Initiative, philanthropy, proximity, Proximity Accelerator, RISE Colorado, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Surge Institute, the black teacher collaborative, abriendo puertas, Amplify Blog, Big Picture Learning, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, FaithActs, GO Public Schools, PowerMyLearning, the learning accelerator, transcend builds, transcend education, valor collegiate academics, venture philanthropy

New Profit Launches Personalized Learning Initiative

Posted by Admin on Apr 13, 2017 2:50:33 PM


April 13th, 2017 (Boston)- New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that helps bold problem solvers break through to transform lives, communities, and systems, has announced it will launch the Personalized Learning Initiative. The initiative is supported by a collaboration between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who have contributed $12 million over four years for the Personalized Learning Initiative.

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Tags: education, highlander institute, imblaze, iNACOL, Personalized Learning Initiative, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Big Picture Learning, PowerMyLearning, the learning accelerator, transcend education, valor collegiate academics, venture philanthropy

New Profit Launches Proximity Accelerator to Support Visionary Social Entrepreneurs of Color

Posted by Admin on Apr 13, 2017 2:50:16 PM


April 13th, 2017 (Boston)- New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that helps bold problem solvers break through to transform lives, communities, and systems, has announced it will launch the Proximity Accelerator. The Accelerator is supported by a collaboration between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who have provided $750,000 to launch the Proximity Accelerator this year.

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Tags: Camelback Ventures, education, inequality, opening doors, philanthropy, proximity, Proximity Accelerator, RISE Colorado, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Surge Institute, the black teacher collaborative, abriendo puertas, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, FaithActs, GO Public Schools, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Boston Schools Have Vowed to Combat 'Racist' Maps" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 13, 2017 11:21:39 AM


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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, teaching, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Teams Solve Problems Faster When They're More Cognitively Diverse" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 12, 2017 1:25:00 PM


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Tags: education, harvard business review, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The 74 Million, venture philanthropy, WBUR

Take 5: "How Colleges Use Big Data to Target the Students They Want" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Apr 11, 2017 2:57:41 PM


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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, EdSource, Technology, The 74 Million, Vice

Take 5: "Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 10, 2017 11:07:17 AM


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Tags: education, Huffington Post, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The 74 Million, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Our Board Chair Jeff Walker on Systems Entrepreneurship and Systems Change

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Apr 6, 2017 2:55:38 PM


"It’s one of the perennial questions facing the nonprofit world: Why, despite the sector’s collective resources and best efforts, do so many social problems remain so persistent?"

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Tags: collaboration, education, Jeff Walker, leadership, nonprofit, Reimagine Learning Fund, Scale, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Collective Impact, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, mindfulness, Systems Thinking, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Solving the World’s Biggest Problems: Better Philanthropy Through Systems Change" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 6, 2017 1:46:48 PM


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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Fast Company, The New York Times, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5 "Can Poetry Revolutionize the Parent-Teacher Conference?" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Apr 5, 2017 1:33:57 PM


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

Take 5: "Evidence-Based Policymaking is an Idea Whose Time Has Come" And More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 4, 2017 3:35:11 PM


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Tags: education, Inside Higher Ed, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, Technology, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Google Hopes to Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students to Silicon Valley" and More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 3, 2017 10:06:24 AM


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Tags: education, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, teaching, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy