At the forefront of the movement for bringing new ideas to bear on the social sector is America Forward. Launched earlier this year by New Profit, a 10-year old venture philanthropy fund in Boston, America Forward seeks to make the social and the government sectors work more closely together. America Forward is a coalition of 70+ social entrepreneurial organizations that are solving the toughest issues facing America today. The coalition seeks to harness the enormous resource of government (city, county, state and federal) to scale their effective programs. America Forward worked with all presidential candidates in this election cycle to encourage them to put ideas like citizen service for all Americans and a government-funded social innovation fund, among other ideas, into their platforms. You can read about America Forward’s policy ideas and what they are doing to bring them to fruition. It is a really exciting organization that has, I think, the potential to revolutionize how government and nonprofits work together to solve the unprecendented challenges facing our country.
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