Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 August

Accelerating the Good Economy: SOCAP 2013

September 3-6, 2013 San Francisco, CA SOCAP is one of the largest conferences dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened more than 5,000 leading global innovators – impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists,…

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What Works Wednesdays

Since the release of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, hundreds of readers from across the United States and other countries have written in to “Tell Us What Works” in the fight against poverty. We are encouraged by what we’ve heard from you and hope sharing these ide…

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When Work is More Than a Job

By Carla Javits, President of REDF (also known as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund). REDF  is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization that creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.           REDF believes in the p…

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Is there a common theme that unites the CDC sector?

By Joe Kriesberg,  President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC). You can email Joe at joek@macdc.org . This post originally appeared on the MACDC blog. What does an organization supporting fisherman have in common with one that’s cle…

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