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Following | Year Up | March 19, 2018

Year Up’s CEO on Closing the Opportunity Divide

“Intelligence isn’t distributed by ZIP code… or bank balance or degree.” Gerald Chertavian tells the Salesforce blog that employers should focus on competencies, not credentials.

via www.salesforce.com

Following | Foster Care | December 28, 2017

The Opioid Plague's Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care

A New York Times op-ed describes how parents' addiction is overwhelming the child welfare system and, since kids who have been in foster care are more likely to abuse drugs, threatens to prolong the epidemic.

via www.nytimes.com

Following | Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa | November 20, 2017

A Billionaire Wages War on Poverty in Oklahoma

The Christian Science Monitor profiles Blue Meridian Regional Partner George Kaiser, who has "turned Tulsa into perhaps the country’s most ambitious test bed for the power of philanthropy to tackle poverty at its roots."

via www.csmonitor.com

Following | Blue Meridian Partners, Upstream USA | November 1, 2017

What Makes a Nonprofit Big Bettable?

The Bridgespan Group’s William Foster tells Forbes why Blue Meridian Partners found a small young organization a compelling investment opportunity for social change.

via www.forbes.com