New Profit Selected as Social Innovation Fund Intermediary
New Profit Inc. |
Read New Profit's official press release about receiving a Social Innovation Fund intermediary grant.
The No Brainer That We Risk Missing
Peter Sims |
The Huffington Post
Year Up is featured in this article by Peter Sims about the disconnect between policy makers and people who are working on actual problems in the grassroots.
Fighting Poverty in Kenya by Selling Water Pumps to Poor Farmers
Spencer Michels |
Spencer Michels reports on how KickStart's founder, Martin Fisher fights poverty by increasing access to clean water in Kenya through the use of foot-pumps.
Jeffrey Bradach |
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Jeffrey Bradach writes how scaling nonprofits is anything but an exercise in cutting cookies, as it requires not only fidelity to core processes and programs, but also constant adjustments to local needs and resources.
Radio Show: RARE Animal Conservation, World Turtle Day, Birding, Making a Bird Feeder, and More
Mother Earth News Radio
Brett Jenks, CEO of RARE, discusses protecting turtles, ways to get involved in conservation, and more.
Report finds KIPP students outscore public school peers
Bill Turque |
The Washington Post
This article highlights a Mathematica Policy Research report that shows that middle school students in the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) significantly outperform their public school peers in reading and math.
The $600 billion challenge
This article reports on how Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death.
Wendy Kopp Interview (World Innovation Forum)
Braden Kelley |
In this video interview made during the World Innovation Forum, Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, talks about lessons she's learned during the last 20 years of the program.
Video: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Richard White |
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Dan Heath, co-author of the bestselling business book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, and Brett Jenks, the chief executive of Rare, an environmental charity in Arlington, Va., offer some ideas on how can nonprofits group can alter their operations, strategy, or mission.
What They're Doing After Harvard
Naomi Schasfer Riley |
The Wall Street Journal
In this interview with Teach For America founder, Wendy Kopp explains why going into education beats working on Wall Street.