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EMCF's View | Blue Meridian Partners | Nancy Roob | February 6, 2017

Blue Meridian’s First Grantees

CEO Nancy Roob provides a one-year update on Blue Meridian Partners and describes how it selected its six initial investments.

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EMCF's View | Blue Meridian Partners | February 20, 2017

Knowing When to Invest

CEO Nancy Roob describes in a video interview critical criteria for a potential Blue Meridian Partners grantee: "the track record and the ambition of the leadership."

EMCF's View | Blue Meridian Partners | February 13, 2017

Blue Meridian Partners - The Big Picture

CEO Nancy Roob describes in a video interview the partners’ vision: "to really move the needle on social problems in this country."

Following | Nurse-Family Partnership | February 13, 2017

Scaling Up, Scaling Out

NFP’s Roxanne White and Goodwill Industries of Southern and Central Indiana VP Betsy Delgado describe in an Ascend at the Aspen Institute white paper how their organizations’ partnership expanded and improved a two-generation approach to overcoming poverty.

via youthtoday.org

Following | Justice and Crime, Center for Employment Opportunities | February 1, 2017

Ten Things You Should Know About Reentry in Philadelphia

Local facts and figures from Generocity illuminate the national challenge of reintegrating the formerly incarcerated into society and the economy.

via generocity.org

Following | January 26, 2017

Constancy and Thoughtful Realignment

The new era in Washington, Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson argues in Stanford Social Innovation Review, is a clarion call for audacious new mechanisms in social investing.

via ssir.org

Following | Communities In Schools, Nurse-Family Partnership | January 11, 2017

How Do You Keep Kids in School? Ask a Former Dropout.

At age 76, CIS founder Bill Milliken, himself a high school dropout, reflects in Arlington Magazine on the nonprofit’s evolution from a tenement in Harlem into a national network—and educational philosophy.

via www.arlingtonmagazine.com

Following | Youth Villages | January 11, 2017

Moving From Pass/Fail to Continuous Progress

Youth Villages founder and CEO Pat Lawler describes in Stanford Social Innovation Review how rigorous evaluation encouraged the organization to redefine success.

via ssir.org