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"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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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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The following letter from New Profit's Founder and CEO, Vanessa Kirsch, appears in our 2015-2016 Annual Report.
Across all of New Profit's work - from investing in visionary social entrepreneurs to building collaborative, cross-sector social impact initiatives - systemic change is our guidestar. We are looking to fundamentally transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. Vanessa Kirsch, our founder and CEO, penned a letter to the New Profit community recently laying out how we are evolving our work to push even harder for systemic change:
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The following post was written by Megan Schumann part of Deloitte's Social Impact practice and Yordanos Eyoel an Associate Partner at New Profit.
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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The following guest post was written by Robbie Bach, former President of Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft and driving force behind the launch of Xbox. Bach recently joined New Profit for a fireside chat about his new book "Xbox Revisited" and how lessons from the video game business can be applied to social problem solving.
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