Report Innovation funds can be a useful tool to help the federal government find and direct public dollars toward what works, when they are designed and implemented appropriately.
On June 4, a dozen social sector leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ways in which growing numbers of communities are aligning resources and pulling together to create significant change on a community problem—an approach called collective impact.
Michele Jolin, Paul Schmitz and Willa Seldon look at ways to bring together community leaders to meet today's challenges in this white paper from the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Michele Jolin looks at what’s needed next to create the right policy environment for innovation and results.
In Le Monde, Annie Kahn explores the tools developed by President Barack Obama and his administration to help scale the work of social entrepreneurs and invest in innovative community solutions.
Throughout the runup to the 2008 presidential election, both Democratic and Republican candidates have pointed to the nonprofit sector’s vital and growing role in tackling some of our nation’s most serious challenges: education, health care, housing, and other areas of social need. The candidates want to connect with voters by highlighting fresh, new solutions that [...]
Report We can do more to boost successful social entrepreneurial models and create a pipeline of future efforts in the critical non-profit sector.
Michele Jolin is a managing partner with America Achieves—a new nonprofit organization devoted to making America a global leader in educational excellence and equity and to preparing every student for citizenship, college, and careers—and a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Jolin was appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2010 to be a member of [...]