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Take 5: Bill Gates: "Our Education Efforts Are Evolving" and More

Posted by Admin on Oct 20, 2017 2:26:00 PM

Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, breakthroughs, Changemakers, inequality, New Profit, Opportunity Divide, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Early Learning, Systems Change, Take 5, workforce development

Take 5: "10 Powerful Insights from Disruptive Leaders" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 17, 2017 1:50:20 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brain, ChalkBeat, Child Development, Disruptive Leaders, Malnutrition, Medium, Nature, Personalized Learning, Poverty, SAT, social change, Social Innovation News, ACT, Amplify Blog, D.C., RAND Corp, the 74, The 74 Million, venture philanthropy, Washington Post

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

End of Year Community Letter from New Profit Board Chairman Jeff Walker

Posted by Admin on Dec 28, 2016 10:41:21 AM


The following letter to the New Profit community from our Board Chair Jeff Walker appears in our 2015-2016 Annual Report.

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Tags: Atul Gawande, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Business, Changemakers, collaboration, Jeff Walker, Jim Bildner, philanthropy, Public Policy, social impact, Systems Entrepreneurship, Amplify Blog, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, New Profit Board of Directors, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

New Profit Will Invest $1 Million in Education Innovator UnboundEd

Posted by Admin on Jul 5, 2016 11:05:30 AM


June 29, 2016 (Boston)New Profit, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund working to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America, is investing more than $1 million over the next four years in UnboundEd, a New York City-based nonprofit that provides free resources and immersive training opportunities for teachers and school leaders to help them support students in mastering higher standards.

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Tags: announcements, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, education, Investment, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, learning, UnboundED, venture philanthropy

UPDATE: New Profit Makes Four New Education Investments in Partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Posted by Admin on Jul 5, 2016 7:00:15 AM



This post has been updated to include our fourth investment, UnboundEd.

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Tags: announcements, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, education, Investments, Jonas Chartock, Leading Educators, LEAP Innovations, Organizations, Phyllis Lockett, achievement gap, Amplify Blog, EngageNY, Enlearn, Jay Altman, UnboundED, venture philanthropy, Zoran Popovic

CEO Letter: New Profit's Future Bet on Collaboration, Systems Change

Posted by Admin on May 11, 2016 10:40:28 AM




The following letter was written by Vanessa Kirsch, Founder and CEO of New Profit. At the end of the letter, we have included some highlights of New Profit's recent work.

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Collaborative Problem Solving, college to career, education, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Innovate Public Schools, Jeff Walker, Match Education, Muhammad Yunus, New Teacher Center, President Barack Obama, Teach For America, Acelero Learning, #AdvanceEquity, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, anet, Bain Bapital, Deloitte, Early Learning, economic empowerment, focus funds, Marco Davis, New Profit Staff, Presidential, public health, Steven Barnes, TFA, The Gathering of Leaders, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Verizon Center, Wendy Kopp, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence f

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