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by Ben Hecht on Jun 27, 2017

#BensTake: Cultural Competency and Entrepreneurship 

Persistent inequities in funding decisions disproportionately bar women and people of color from launching start-ups. But these entrepreneurs are key both for solving problems in their own communities and turning the tide on our declining start-up rates.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on Jun 23, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Investing in a First-of-its-Kind Pay for Succes… 

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Kristen Scheyder on Jun 22, 2017

Five Cities that are Buying into Equity  

New City Accelerator initiative looks to drive inclusive economic opportunity through procurement

Blog Post Celeste Richie on Jun 21, 2017

Innovations in PFS: Using WIOA Pay for Performance to Improve Workforce Outcomes 

Five years into Pay for Success, an innovative policy shift will open the door to new strategies for driving better employment outcomes for thousands of youth.

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Jim Wolf 

Jim Wolf is an energy and environmental consultant currently serving as Project Director for the BRIM 3 Research Project.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 20, 2017

Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape 

By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities continue to emerge as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Jun 20, 2017

The Social Determinants of Economic Security 

We have heard about the social determinants of health, but how do social indicators impact an ecosystem’s ability to provide economic security?

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Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on Jun 15, 2017

How Massachusetts’s New PFS Project Will Help Make the American Dream a Reality 

A new Pay for Success project in Massachusetts will help put 2,000 immigrants and refugees on the path towards achieving the American dream

Blog Post Shanee Helfer on Jun 14, 2017

Progress Takes Data Discipline: Where Do I Start? 

Consider these five tips on being intentional when using data to improve outcomes.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 25, 2017

Trading Jail Beds for Paychecks: Salt Lake County’s New PFS Project 

A new Pay for Success project will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for those most likely to re-enter the prison system

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on May 19, 2017

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers 

In his penultimate post on the Equipt to Innovate framework elements, Steven Bosacker urges government employees and those working in data to take time to consider the people and real-life impacts be…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on May 17, 2017

#BensTake: The Origins of Job Creation 

If the goal is economic security for all Americans, we're not going to get there without creating many more good jobs. That means we need a shared understanding of the fundamentals of job creation, s…

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Tamar Shapiro 

Tamar Shapiro is the President and CEO for the Center for Community Progress.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Justin M. Bibb on May 16, 2017

Employee-Engaged: No City Employee Left Behind 

Our own Steven Bosacker and Gallup's Justin M. Bibb come together to discuss the effects of a disengaged workforce and how to make every city employee a key contributor to municipal success.

Blog Post Nora Liu on May 11, 2017

Accelerating Racial Equity in Cities: Emerging Insights  

The five cities that make up Racial Equity Here are doing game-changing work to advance racial equity. At this midway point, we look at some emerging insights from their work.

Blog Post Ben Hecht & Brandee McHale on May 8, 2017

Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities 

Eight cities created pitches for a new City Accelerator on procurement and economic opportunity. View them before final cities are selected!

Blog Post Ratna Gill on May 5, 2017

Interviewing Candidates for Social Sector Jobs: Four Tips for Interviewers 

Embodying your company’s culture is crucial for recruiting. These four tips are designed to help interviewers in the social sector attract young talent.

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Scarlet Neath 

Scarlet is a senior communications associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, where she handles media inquiries to the institute, drafts press releases, edits op-eds and other material, and oversees Vera's social media presence.

Blog Post John Cruz, MUP & Laura Kinsell-Baer on May 4, 2017

Court Data in St. Louis County: Sharing Sensitively 

A civic tech collaborative from St. Louis has developed a solution to help non-violent traffic offenders trapped in the court system.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on May 3, 2017

Being Interviewed for Social Sector Jobs: Five Tips for Students 

The structure and content of job interviews in the social sector can be confusing. Follow these five tips to determine whether an organization’s culture is right for you.