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 […]
In recent months there has been an increasing call among writers and thinkers in the social sector for growth capital in the nonprofit sector. In the for-profit sector, successful businesses reach a point at which they need significant investment capital (separate from operating revenue) to grow their business to the next level. Successful nonprofits have […]
Google has just announced the ultimate social innovation competition: a $10 million prize for up to 5 of the most innovative ideas to help the world. Their “10 to the 100th Project” encourages people to submit an idea to improve people’s lives. Broadly, it can be any idea that improves education, the environment, communities, etc. […]
Welcome to the Social Velocity blog. Here I’ll be writing about what is going on throughout our region, country and world in social innovation. The field, concepts and terms are being defined so it is an exciting time.