NCSI Social Impact News

The simplest way to tackle poverty

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on The simplest way to tackle poverty

There was a brief moment in time when both the Republican and Democratic nominees for the U.S. presidency supported a guaranteed minimum income (GMI). Economists and politicians from across the political spectrum had begun [...]

Making the Case for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Making the Case for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

After 15 years of building linkages between evidence, policy, and practice in social programs for children and families, I have one thing to say about our efforts to promote evidence-based decision-making: We have failed [...]

Veterans Fire Crew

September 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Veterans Fire Crew

Moving to a New Branch of Defense Help military veterans continue to serve their country. NCSI is working with a highly successful program in need of funding to implement a Veteran's Fire [...]

TAACCCT Sustainability Toolkit

August 9th, 2016|Comments Off on TAACCCT Sustainability Toolkit

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Primary funding: the social enterprise turning profit into pencils for schoolchildren

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Primary funding: the social enterprise turning profit into pencils for schoolchildren

Restocking the stationery cupboard is right up there on the list of dull office tasks but the social enterprise Yoobi promises to increase the feel-good factor by matching each item bought with a donation [...]

9 Parents On How They’re Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Parents On How They’re Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

For progressive parents, the 2016 election was devastating, especially for those of us whose kids had gotten involved in the election process. While raising kids under a Trump regime is less than pleasant, the next [...]

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

by Mary Mazzoni on Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 Corporate Responsibility The early days of the Donald Trump administration have been anything but boring. Many of us open our news apps with baited breath these [...]

Tennessee could be the first state to offer free community college to all

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

On January 30, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced his plan to make community college free for all adults. Following in the footsteps of 2015 legislation that made it free for high-school graduates, the legislation [...]

The Growing Demand For Social Impact Education

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

How universities are rising to the call of more social enterprise education Written by: Liz Livingston Howard December 12, 2016             Today’s business school curriculum: social enterprise, impact investing, global health, innovate for impact [...]

Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

It’s safe to say impact investing is not a fad. Seeking to generate environmental and social impact in addition to financial returns, impact investors are continuing to build momentum around the globe as they [...]

Patagonia Just Made Another Major Move To Save The Earth And Your Wallet

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Patagonia Just Made Another Major Move To Save The Earth And Your Wallet

Patagonia’s cult following is thanks to more than just a need for durable outdoor clothing and an enthusiasm for normcore style The company also has some pretty stellar earth-friendly business practices, like donating all [...]

LinkedIn brings refugee assistance program to the U.S.

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on LinkedIn brings refugee assistance program to the U.S.

As a social network dedicated to improving the economic and professional status of its members, LinkedIn constantly looks to help people land their dream job and move up in the world. This includes people no [...]

Philanthropic Giving by Ultra Rich on the Rise

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Philanthropic Giving by Ultra Rich on the Rise

Individuals with an ultra-high net worth (UHNW) constitute a mere 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population. Many of these ultra-wealthy individuals are involved in philanthropic activities and gift-giving, primarily motivated by a personal [...]

Try, Try Again: Starbucks Weathers One Boycott After Another

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Try, Try Again: Starbucks Weathers One Boycott After Another

by Tina Casey on Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017 New Economics   The recent surge in boycotts prompted TriplePundit to explore why some consumer-driven exercises in social activism work, and some don’t. A good case study is [...]

ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase

ImpactAssets has released its 2016 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The sixth annual list provides a diversified overview of fund managers representing [...]

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

by Mary Mazzoni on Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 Corporate Responsibility The early days of the Donald Trump administration have been anything but boring. Many of us open our news apps with baited breath these [...]

Coming Together to Address Racism and Homelessness

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Coming Together to Address Racism and Homelessness

[This is the transcript of a talk delivered by Jeff Olivet in San Francisco on October 17, 2016 at the kickoff of the Center for Social Innovation's national racism and homelessness initiative, SPARC (Supporting [...]

This Humanitarian Group Had To Lay Off More Than 140 Staffers After Trump’s Refugee Ban

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on This Humanitarian Group Had To Lay Off More Than 140 Staffers After Trump’s Refugee Ban

International humanitarian aid organization World Relief says it has been forced to lay off more than 140 staff members in the wake of President Donald Trump’s drastic restrictions on refugee resettlement in the U.S. The [...]

9 Parents On How They’re Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Parents On How They’re Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

For progressive parents, the 2016 election was devastating, especially for those of us whose kids had gotten involved in the election process. While raising kids under a Trump regime is less than pleasant, the next [...]

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

by Mary Mazzoni on Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 Corporate Responsibility The early days of the Donald Trump administration have been anything but boring. Many of us open our news apps with baited breath these [...]

28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities

  Time and time again, black Americans have often come together in vulnerable times through mobilization. From the Black Panther Party to the Civil Rights Movement, there have been a number of organizations and [...]

21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare ‘We, Too, Are America’

February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare ‘We, Too, Are America’

This Black History Month, HuffPost Black Voices is declaring “We, Too, Are America” and we held an event in Harlem on Monday to acknowledge and celebrate this theme. While black history is something we acknowledge [...]