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Take 5: "Learning Mindsets and Skills" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 10, 2017 2:35:21 PM


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

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Tags: AFPNYC, Association of Fundraising Professional, Center for American Progress, Coal Country, Columbia University, Kalish & Associates, NYU, Personalized Learning, philanthropy, Recidivism, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Community College, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Godeke Consulting, Prison, the chronicle of philanthropy, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, Weill Cornell Medicine

Take 5: "Why Innovation Matters" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jan 4, 2017 3:26:25 PM


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

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Tags: Buzzword, collaboration, Design Thinking, Innovation, New Profit, New Teacher Center, nonprofits, NPR, philanthropy, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Deloitte, Dyslexia, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, the chronicle of philanthropy, Twitter, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Aug 5, 2016 1:13:37 PM


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

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Tags: Architecture, High School, Innovation Campus, Kellogg Foundation, Kindergarten, NPR, philanthropy, Social Innovation News, STEM, The Atlantic, Alvin Herring, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Fast Company, Fast Company Exist, PICO National Network, Technology, the chronicle of philanthropy, The New York Times, U.S., venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The New Bilingualism" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 4, 2016 4:39:10 PM


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

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Tags: Aimee Eubanks Davis, bilingual, black lives matter, Corporation for Supportive Housing, ICS, Institute for Child Success, LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, NPR, Organizations, Pay For Success, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CSH, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Grant, Presidential, the chronicle of philanthropy, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners

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

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


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

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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

New Profit in the Press

Posted by Admin on May 11, 2016 6:43:55 AM




2016 has started out with a bang for the New Profit team. Check out a few of our press hits from the year so far below:

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Tags: education, FoodCorps, Health, Health Leads, Impact Investing, Inside Philanthropy, K-12, KIm Syman, KIPP, New Profit Innovation Fund, Organizations, Public Policy, Social Innovation News, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, College Possible, economic empowerment, Educators 4 Excellence, Eliza Greenberg, Lumina foundation, New Profit Staff, the chronicle of philanthropy, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How Mentorship Is Helping More Latino Men Earn College Degrees" And More...

Posted by Admin on Apr 28, 2016 3:45:56 PM




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

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Tags: Congress, education, healthcare, healthcare policy, Inside Philanthropy, NPR, Podcast, Racial Bias, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Big Picture Learning, College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, racial justice, Technology, the chronicle of philanthropy, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

In Defense of the Social Innovation Fund

Posted by Nicole Truhe on Sep 16, 2015 3:47:53 PM


Our country recognizes the importance of using data and evidence in developing policy, allocating budgets, and awarding grant dollars. The push for this evidence-based approach to policymaking has generated several programs that are substantially impacting the lives of children, youth, and adults in communities across America. However, The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), along with many of the federal programs that have been leading the way in developing evidence and collecting data, are at risk of being defunded and discontinued altogether. It is critical that when these programs are up for reauthorization and funding, they are continued, if not increased!


We applaud Paul Carttar on his advocacy for this argument in a recent article he authored in The Chronicle of Philanthropy called “Congress Shouldn’t Kill the Social Innovation Fund.” Carttar details the impact of the SIF not only to the communities where the programs are playing out in real time using highly leveraged federal funds at a private match rate of 3:1, but also for the larger evidence-based movement that has been a hallmark of the Obama Administration as well as of the members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.


Since its creation six years ago, SIF has garnered support from both Republicans and Democrats and was recently identified by an independent evaluation as making a tangible impact in addressing our country’s biggest challenges. The evaluation which was conducted by Patrick Lester at the Social Innovation Research Center, reported that the independent, rigorous evaluations of the first cohort of SIF grantees demonstrated positive effects in areas such as early childhood reading, social enterprise employment, and workforce development.


In addition to these outcomes, as Carttar notes, the SIF is also helping to identify how to effectively engage in evaluations and use data to determine a program’s impact. This element of SIF is important not only to those entities engaged in the program but building the foundation in order effectively move to using research to drive public policy and to using evaluations to determine which government programs work and which do not.


In a similarly focused piece in Politico entitled "Evidence Comes Under Attack," Harry Stein chronicles the phenomenon of “defund[ing] data collection, analysis, and pilot programs that are helping to solve some of the toughest challenges facing the nation.” These programs not only have supporters on both sides of the aisle in Congress but are also championed by the Administration. Additionally, they are at the heart of the bi-partisan movement towards evidence-based policymaking.


The organizations involved in the Social Innovation Fund are in Washington, DC this week to share their activities and lessons learned with each other and to also meet with members of Congress to showcase the impact of the program in communities across the country. The timing of this convening is important because Congress is now back in session with a significant number of items that need their attention in the remaining weeks of the year. Funding the government into the next fiscal year is on that list.


If Congress is really serious about being more outcomes-based and evidence-driven in how it makes policy and funding decisions, one of the core criteria that should be used during the funding debate is whether a program is using evaluation and data. If it does, programs such as the Social Innovation Fund won’t be killed by Congress.

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Tags: Bi-Partisan, Congress, Patrick Lester, Paul Carttar, Policymaking, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, DC, Early Learning, Harry Stein, New Profit Staff, Politico, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, the chronicle of philanthropy, venture philanthropy, Washington

Take 5: "This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 1, 2015 12:44:50 PM


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

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Tags: Aspen Ideas Festival, aspen institute, Brain, Brain Scan, Child Advocacy Groups, Child's Brain, education, Language, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Peace First, philanthropy, Problem Solvers, Sean Parker, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, economic empowerment, Eric Dawson, Hackers, Neuroscience, peacemaking, public health, Reading, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, the chronicle of philanthropy, Time, venture philanthropy, WSJ

Take 5: "Let Rich and Poor Learn Together" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 12, 2015 1:04:33 PM


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Tags: Ban The Box, Bill de Blasio, Carl Stubbs, Ford, Ford Foundation, Henry Sauermann, Homeless, Houston, inequality, Inequities, Joiners, Larry Page, Michael Roach, New York City, philanthropy, Pre-K, Pre-K For All, Pre-School, Rich, Sergey Brin, Shelters, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, start-up, Steve Jobs, Amplify Blog, Cornell, Criminal Justice Reform, Darren Walker, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurs, Fair Chance Act, gender, Georgia Tech, Grant Making, Poor, Social Justice, the chronicle of philanthropy, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post