A guest blog post by Diana Hand of GuideStar USA on the overhaul of the GuideStar Exchange interface and the benefits to you!
Perspectives: The Official Root Cause Blog
One of our 2013 Impact Entrepreneurs, Tish Scolnik of Global Research Innovation & Technology (GRIT), took the time to answer a few questions leading up to the 2013 Social Innovator Showcase!
One of our 2013 Social Innovators Julie Leven, Executive and Artistic Director of Shelter Music Boston, took the time to answer a few questions leading up to the 2013 Social Innovator Showcase!
Root Cause provides continuous education opportunities to raise our stakeholders’ sophistication around their philanthropy and organizational models in order to accelerate performance and create lasting social impact. Since joining Root Cause as a Program Assistant last June, I have experienced first-hand this intense drive to learn, teach, and improve. A robust example of Root Cause’s commitment to advancement was the Social Innovation Forum’s social issue talk on impact investing held in March at Root Cause.
The Peer Performance Exchange (PPE), the first of its kind and a low-cost alternative to third-party evaluations, offers participating organizations in-depth reports on organizational and program performance that support continuous improvement and the ability to better communicate outcomes to funders.
What is healthy aging? That was the question posed by Walter Leutz, associate professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, at last week’s Social Issue Talk on Healthy Aging.
Nine Nonprofits Join the Next Wave of Performance Measurement: Root Cause's Peer Performance Exchange
In a climate of shrinking resources and growing need, nonprofits—and the funders that invest in them—are seeking ways to better deliver on their missions to deepen their impact. This week, nine youth career development organizations have joined the Peer Performance Exchange
Since its inception in 2003, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum has helped dozens of Greater Boston area nonprofits advance their promising new approaches to social problems. Now in its 10th year of operation, the Social Innovation Forum is a proven model with admirers and adopters across the country. The Black Male Achievement Social Innovation Accelerator—modeled after the successes of the Social Innovation Forum—was launched on a national scale last week.
Each year, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum identifies innovative nonprofits in the Greater Boston area working to solve a wide variety of social issues, including healthy aging and youth violence prevention through workforce development. Despite the specificity of these issues, two 2013 Social Innovators, AgeWell West Roxbury, a program of Ethos, and Safe City Academy, a program of Dorchester Youth Collaborative, recently united to address the well-being of seniors in the community.
Social Innovators are making lasting change every day. Check out these dynamic photos of their work!