07/11/2017

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


  1. New Profit: Two Members of the New Profit Community in Fast Forward's 2017 Accelerator Cohort "Recently, Fast Forward announced the launch of their fourth accelerator cohort. Fast Forward accelerates tech nonprofits by investing money, providing training and mentoring, and increasing the visibility of tech nonprofits to scale them to impact. This year’s accelerator cohort consists of nine innovative organizations leveraging technology to improve the lives of those who need help the most, including two members of the New Profit community!"
  2. The Atlantic: Why the Long Arc of School-Choice Research May Bend Toward Vouchers "A new study from Louisiana shows test-score improvement among voucher recipients."
  3. NationSwell: NYC's 'Green City Force' "In New York City's most crime-troubled neighborhoods, service year corps members are teaching their neighbors environmental sustainability practices - all the while learning essential job skills for the workforce." Green City Force was a member of the inaugural New Profit Women's Accelerator
  4. Knowledge@Wharton: Billionaire Philanthropists Are Shaping a New Gilded Age "The number of billionaires has increased sharply in recent years — and they are using their charitable giving to influence the direction of a host of issues, such as education, the environment, science, among others, according to a new book, The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Author David Callahan, founder and editor of the website Inside Philanthropy, leads a team whose goal is to shed light on the intentions of foundations and donors. He recently joined the Knowledge@Wharton show, which airs on SiriusXM channel 111, to talk about his book."
  5. Stanford Social Innovation Review: Risk, Trust, and Impact: Connecting the Dots "To promote innovation, support risk. To support risk, first build trust.