Blog Post Angela Glover Blackwell on Nov 16, 2016

Beyond Affordable Housing: Creating Opportunities in Every Community  

Fresh ideas, new collaborations, and important policy changes are advancing affordable housing as a platform for connecting residents to opportunity. However, re-thinking affordable housing without m…

Blog Post Michael Rizer on Nov 16, 2016

Homeownership as a Tool to Build Wealth 

Private/public/nonprofit partnerships will remain critical to building healthy neighborhoods and thriving cities in the future.

Blog Post Eileen Neely & Elizabeth Reynoso on Nov 15, 2016

Pay for Success: To Invest or Not to Invest? Identifying a Government Champion 

Although we were initially drawn to Pay for Success as an innovative way to use capital, we quickly realized that PFS can drive public sector innovation as well. A government champion is critical for…

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Lee Sheehy 

Lee Sheehy is director of the Region & Communities program at The McKnight Foundation.

Blog Post Robert DelCampo on Nov 10, 2016

2 + 1 + 2 = A Pipeline for Education  

A new hope has emerged in Albuquerque on increasing college completion rates and providing opportunities for low-income students

Blog Post Andrea Levere on Nov 9, 2016

Crossing the Great Divide: Building Assets and Wealth for All 

“But it’s all right, ‘cause it’s all white…I ain’t talking about rich, I’m talking about wealth.” - Chris Rock, 2004

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The New Geographers: How Detroiters Are Mapping a Better Future for the City 

Blog Post Brandee McHale on Nov 9, 2016

Philanthropy’s Moment: Enabling and Protecting the Financial Futures of America… 

Three principles can help philanthropy create financial stability for the futures of American families.

Blog Post Joe Kriesberg on Nov 9, 2016

Creating a Healthy Community Development Ecosystem 

Structural racism is a pollutant that threatens the community development ecosystem. How can we confront and defeat this dangerous pollutant?

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan & Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Nov 8, 2016

Pay for Success: To Invest or Not to Invest? Assessing Collaboration 

When things go wrong in a PFS project—and they most likely will—it’s the quality of the partners’ collaboration that determines whether the project stays on track toward better outcomes for low-incom…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Nov 2, 2016

What We Are Learning About Catalyzing Impact Investing in Dallas 

The Dallas Impact Investing Collaborative is on a very intentional journey to learn about how to invest differently in social change. Here are a few reflections on how this group could be a model for…

Blog Post Lee Sheehy on Nov 2, 2016

Bowling Together: Twenty-Five Years of Philanthropic & Private Sector Partnersh… 

The case of Minneapolis-St. Paul shows how powerful it can be to leverage the distinct, complementary assets of the business, public, and civic sectors toward a common cause.

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Edwin Torres 

Blog Post Ray Leach on Nov 2, 2016

The Future of Public/Private Partnerships & Capitalism Must Focus On Economic E… 

Our economic future must now be about doing significantly more work with high-potential firms and combining intellectual and financial resources at a significantly more ambitious scale.

Blog Post Jeff Edmondson on Nov 2, 2016

Three Key Steps to Address Disparities and Advance Equity  

The communities in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network have uncovered three key steps to working smarter in order to address disparities.

Blog Post Tim Ferguson on Nov 2, 2016

The Next 25 Years of Economic and Community Development 

In the next 25 years, we need strong leaders that challenge traditional ways of thinking, and investment in the people and enterprises that are the engines at the forefront of our country’s economy a…

Blog Post Ben Hecht & Ellen Ward on Nov 1, 2016

Pay for Success: To Invest or Not to Invest? Assessing the Innovation 

The word "innovation" gets thrown around a lot, but in Pay for Success, whether or not a project encourages and enables innovation is a key consideration.

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Nick Turner 

Nicholas Turner joined the Vera Institute of Justice as its fifth president in 2013. Under his leadership, Vera has identified core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems m…

Blog Post Kathryn Pettit & Christopher Whitaker on Nov 1, 2016

The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are 

Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Blog Post Xavier De Souza Briggs on Oct 26, 2016

Inclusive Capitalism Goes Local 

Five ways to make capitalism more inclusive and create opportunity for all.