05/13/2014

We are excited to share a new social innovation video series called “Big Bets: 8 Game-Changers Shake Things Up to Solve Our Country's Challenges ” from NationSwell, a digital media company that highlights inspirational stories of American renewal. NationSwell was founded by Greg Behrman, a former New Profit social entrepreneur in residence.

The video series features social entrepreneurs, including many from our portfolio of grantees, with creative, dynamic approaches to drive systemic solutions to big social challenges. The question that NationSwell posed to each of these leaders is: “How we can move from small scale progress in social innovation to full-scale impact that has the potential to meet the huge needs that still exist among our fellow citizens?”

The idea for the series and the footage came out of New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders, a platform for cross-sector dialogue among social-entrepreneurs and leaders in philanthropy, business, media, government, and academia. In February, Gathering participants took on this question and pointed the way towards exciting possibilities.

At the top of this post is the video launching the series. Over the coming weeks and months you will see videos and conversation with the following social entrepreneurs:

At the top of this post is the video launching the series. Over the coming weeks and months you will see videos and conversation with the following social entrepreneurs:

Gerald Chertavian - Year Up on Wednesday, May 28
Suzanne Klahr - BUILD on Monday, June 2
Spencer Kympton - The Mission Continues on Monday, June 9
Alan Khazei - Be The Change, Inc. on Monday, June 16
Curt Ellis - FoodCorps on Monday, June 23
Dr. Pamela Cantor - Turnaround for Children on Monday, June 30
Alexandra Bernadotte - Beyond 12 on July 7
Nick Ehrmann - Blue Engine on Monday, July 14

New Profit is proud to have partnered with NationSwell on "Big Bets" and we hope you will sign up to follow the whole series here.

 

Note: this schedule was changed from the original announcement dates.