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Social Sector Innovation Funds

Teacher in classroom book_alt2 icon 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.

By Shivam Mallick Shah and Michele Jolin | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Roundtable on Collective Impact

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.

By Eric Nee and Michele Jolin | Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges

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.

By Michele Jolin, Paul Schmitz, and Willa Seldon | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Social Innovation in Washington, D.C.

Michele Jolin looks at what’s needed next to create the right policy environment for innovation and results.

By Michele Jolin | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Government Plays a Key Role in Scaling Social Innovations

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.

By Michele Jolin | Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Innovating the White House

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 […]

By Michele Jolin | Monday, March 31, 2008

Investing in Social Entrepreneurship and Fostering Social Innovation

book_alt2 icon Report We can do more to boost successful social entrepreneurial models and create a pipeline of future efforts in the critical non-profit sector.

By Michele Jolin | Friday, December 21, 2007

Michele Jolin

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 […]

Thursday, August 17, 2006