Systems Change Leadership: Two New Profit Board Members Highlighted in Financial Times

Posted by Admin on Jul 20, 2017 3:29:47 PM

This week, New Profit's Board Chair Jeff Walker and fellow Board Member Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For America and Teach For All, were featured in a Financial Times piece on collaborative leadership and problem-solving by Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO of New America and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department.

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Tags: Board of Directors, education, Jeff Walker, New America, Social Innovation News, State Department, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Teach For All, Wendy Kopp

New Profit's Board Chair, Jeff Walker, Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Posted by Admin on Jul 11, 2017 12:17:46 PM

"I’ve met several people recently who had something in common. All were building collaborations to address big problems. All were experiencing genuine success. Yet all felt somehow "odd" because the way they were addressing the problem did not fit the typical nonprofit-leader mold. To each of them, I’ve said the same thing: There’s a name for people like you, and it’s "system entrepreneur." - Jeff Walker

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Tags: Board of Directors, Chronicle of Philanthropy, In The News, Jeff Walker, Public Allies, social change, Amplify Blog, System Entrepreneur, Systems Change, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch

Jeff Walker on Mindfulness in Philanthropy, Education, and Leadership [PODCAST]

Posted by Admin on Jan 25, 2017 2:23:52 PM

Can you be a compassionate leader and also be driven?

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Tags: Board of Directors, Jeff Walker, Jim Bildner, Meditation Studio, Pathways Fund, Systems Entrepreneurship, Amplify Blog, Board Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, TedX, Vanessa Kirsch

Top 5 Highlights from our Deloitte Collaboration in 2016

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jan 4, 2017 11:40:37 AM

In 2016, our groundbreaking collaboration with Deloitte made a real difference for social entrepreneurs, organizations, and other problem solvers in our community. Below is a recap of some of the highlights from last year. We are so excited about what's to come in 2017!

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Tags: announcements, Becker College, Board of Directors, Educators for Excellence, First Place for Youth, JOANNA BURLESON, Match Education, Mike Canning, Muhammad Yunus, New Leaders, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Roca, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Steven Jennings, Amplify Blog, College Possible, Dana O'Donovan, Deloitte, Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte National Case Competition, Doug Marshall, Enlearn, Eye to Eye, Food Corps

New Profit's 2015-2016 Annual Report

Posted by Admin on Dec 28, 2016 3:23:15 PM

Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is being published at a time of widespread uncertainty and anxiety, but the message we want to send to our community  is about action. All of us - from social entrepreneurs to philanthropists, policy advocates, researchers, private sector leaders, and community partners - have a critical role and responsibility to push even harder to maintain the social problem solving momentum we have created together. As we do so, we have to also widen our frame of reference about our mission of breaking down barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Board of Directors, education, Jeffrey Walker, John Rice, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MLT, nonprofit. philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Teach For America, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Generosity Network, Teach For All, Vanessa Kirsch, Wendy Kopp

Deloitte’s Canning Joins New Profit Board, Magee and Brown join as Senior Staff

Posted by Admin on Dec 15, 2016 9:40:36 AM

December 15, 2016 (Boston): New Profit, a pioneering venture philanthropy organization working to break down barriers to opportunity in America, is excited to announce three great additions to our community: Michael Canning, Ian Magee, and Trevor Brown.

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Tags: announcements, Board of Directors, Boston Celebrity Series, Cambridge University, CFO, Chicago, Chief Financial Officer, healthcare, Ian Magee, Kathryn Price, LSHC, Mike Canning, Northern Ireland, Personalized Learning, Science Fiction, The FB Heron Foundation, Amplify Blog, Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Monitor Group, New Profit Staff, Trevor Brown

Vanessa Kirsch Named One of "50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy"

Posted by Admin on Mar 14, 2016 10:39:35 AM

Last week, Inside Philanthropy published a new "50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy List" that includes our Founder & CEO, Vanessa Kirsch, and other extraordinary women from across the social impact landscape.

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Take 5: "Why Giving Back Isn’t Enough" and more...

Posted by Admin on Dec 18, 2015 12:00:30 PM

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

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Tags: Board of Directors, Charity, Charter Schools, Higher Education, Mauricio Lim Miller, Organizations, Paul Grogan, Presidential Candidates, Public Schools, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America, Amplify Blog, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Poor, Private Schools, Technology, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy, Wealthy

"Transitional Philanthropy: Leveraging Innovation to Build Sustainability" by Jeff Walker

Posted by Admin on Dec 16, 2015 9:47:33 AM

Recently, New Profit Board Member Jeff Walker published a great piece about innovation in philanthropy on LinkedIn titled Transitional Philanthropy: Leveraging Innovation to Build Sustainability.

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Tags: Board of Directors, iMentor, Innovation, Jeff Walker, KIPP, LinkedIn, Office Depot, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, Apple, JetBlue, Match, Traditional Philanthropy, Transitional Philanthropy, venture philanthropy, Visionspring

Take 5: "These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 7, 2015 3:28:32 PM

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

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Tags: Blended Learning, Board of Directors, Boston Foundation, Google, New York University, Nonprofit Times, NPR, NYU, PARCC, Paul Grogan, Policy Makers, Reimagine Leanring, Reimagine Learning Fund, Smart Cities, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Common Core, Curriculum, EdSurge, ENGAGE, Fast Company, Funders, Learning Standards, Middle School, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, tests, The Science of Smart Cities, venture philanthropy