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Social Innovation

Matching Human Capital with Financial Capital Will Make SIF Millions Go Farther

Literally years in the making, July 22, 2010 was a day of enthusiastic celebration for many across the social sector as the Obama Administration announced the eleven grantees of the new Social Innovation Fund (SIF). 

Established by the... Read More

Exploring hiring challenges (and avoiding volcanic ash) at the Skoll World Forum

Recently our fearless leader, James Weinberg attended the 2010 Skoll World Forum in England.  Since the rest of us were not able to attend, we had a million questions for him when he got back. Here are a few snippets of what he had to... Read More

From America Forward: Obama introduces the Community Solutions Agenda

As a coalition member of America Forward, we are pleased to re-post the following announcement about Obama’s Community Solutions Agenda, and what it means for the advancement of socially innovative nonprofits.

“Today was a... Read More

In the News: Obama Visits Year Up in Washington, D.C.

Commongood Careers client Year Up is closing the opportunity gap for urban young adults. Today, this high-impact organization was the focus of the President’s attention!  As part of an afternoon devoted to promoting fatherhood and... Read More

CNCS Announces the Summer of Service

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the creation of the Summer of Service initiative. This initiative will work to increase civic engagement across the country by... Read More

Serve America Act passes into law!

It is with great excitement that we share the news that the House of Representatives passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act yesterday!  With a bipartisan vote of 275-149, the House approved the bill that the Senate passed last... Read More

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