Impactful Highlights

v The Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School recently launched a Technology and Democracy Fellowship – which welcomes mid-career practitioners with an interest in leveraging technology to improve democratic governance. Over the course of the fellowship, participants design, develop, or refine a substantive project that is salient to their field. This project could entail research, writing, and developing strategy relating to each fellow’s work, or could take the form of a new platform, service, app, or idea. These fellowships are unpaid and non-resident, so Fellows are not expected to reside or work locally. Learn more here:


v The New Politics Leadership Academy is thrilled to announce the launch of our next round of Answering the Call – its proven program focused on recruiting servant leaders to become more politically engaged. It’s not a traditional training or a motivational seminar; rather, it’s a four-session small-group reflective learning journey in which participants are invited to achieve clarity within themselves about whether they feel called to pursue public office. NP’s Spring Cohort will run from mid-April through mid-May. To learn more about the experience, check out this Huffington Post blog, Glimpsing a Politics That Works.

** If you are a servant leader who is grappling with the question of whether you feel called to seek political office, click here to apply. 


** If you are a skilled and experienced facilitator who is interested in becoming an Answering the Call facilitator, click here.


v The city of Toronto won a Bloomberg grant and is now seeking a Director of its new Civic Innovation Office. Learn more here:


v Exposure Labs is the team behind the Academy Award-nominated film Chasing Ice. Founded by Director Jeff Orlowski in 2009, Exposure Labs is dedicated to impact through film, and strives to tackle projects of environmental, social, and political importance. They are currently looking to fill several roles on their impact team for our latest feature film, Chasing Coral. Premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and taking home the Audience Award, the film continues the conversation begun with Chasing Ice, shifting focus to one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet: coral reefs. Their campaign aims to make a big splash (pun intended!) and capture the opportunity around Chasing Coral’s worldwide release on Netflix. With the film at the center, our goal is to strengthen local movements advancing climate solutions across the United States. Learn more here:


v The Kipp Foundation is looking for a senior adviser to its CEO - lean more here:


v Nonprofit Finance Fund is hiring several positions in its Advisory Services (see below in consulting) and Knowledge & Communications department as follows. Learn more here:


.        Associate Director, Knowledge & Communications

.        Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications

.        Knowledge Management Analyst

.        Strategic Initiatives Associate


v Women’s World Banking is seeking various levels of Project Managers to join our Project Management Office within our Implementation team. It will be the Project Manager’s responsibility to effectively support, and in certain instances lead, various initiatives across the organization. Learn more here:


v The Emerson Collective ( is hiring for two positions:


.        Analyst, Education:

.        Analyst, Social Innovation and Advocacy:


v American Documentary, Inc - the non-profit parent organization and producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV - seeks a Vice President for its Digital Production & Innovation department. Learn more here:



CFO Searches


v A colleague of mine is working with in their search for a highly strategic CFO who will be a leader with this Kansas City based organization. They are looking for someone with a hybrid nonprofit / private sector finance and planning experience, who has an innovative finance background and has worked globally. If you have an interest - please let me know and I’ll happily connect you to the partner managing this search


v MCE Social Capital, a nonprofit impact investing firm that uses a pioneering loan guarantee model to generate economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people, particularly women, in more than 30 countries, is hiring an experienced CFO to oversee all financial planning and management, lender relations, institutional fundraising, accounting, reporting, treasury management, fund operations, human resources, administration, and related responsibilities. Job Description is attached below





Village Capital Education 2017


ProInspire Fellowships


Agora Consulting Fellowship





OpenIDEO recently launched a new Challenge - the BridgeBuilder Challenge – which seeks radical solutions at the intersections of peace, prosperity and planet. The Challenge will award $1 million in funding. If you - or someone you kno w- is working tirelessly to make the world safer, more equitable and more sustainable - please share this Challenge with them! Non-profit and for profit organizations are equally welcome. The submission deadline is April 7. If you check out the Challenge and still have questions, join us for a community conference call at 5pm PDT on March 27 or 7am PDT on March 28 by signing up here. Can’t make these times but still have questions? Reach out to us at


Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge


Sustainable Brands Innovation Open



Impactful Highlights

The Skoll Center is hiring a Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship! Learn more here:


The Harvard Innovation Lab is hiring an Associate Director, Social Enterprise! Learn more here:


v Social Finance US recently launched the Outcomes Rate Card Development Competition to offer free technical assistance to develop outcomes rate cards, a standardized Pay for Success contracting approach to serve large constituencies by defining outcomes and paying providers as they achieve those outcomes. This competition is open until April 10, 2017. Additionally, Social Finance wrote a recent report entitled New Tools to Amplify Impact: A Pay for Success Guide to Building Nonprofit Capacity. Read the report here and learn more about Social Finance’s work here.


v Grameen Foundation Fellows is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare and agriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation. Grameen Foundation Fellowships are competitive, year long positions. Applications for the 2017-2018 Grameen Foundation Fellowship are now open! Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their completed written application by the priority deadline of March 31, 2017. The application closes on April 14, 2017. Learn more here:


v The 2017 Financial Solutions Lab — managed by CFSI with founding Lab partner JPMorgan Chase & Co — will focus its challenge on innovations that can improve Americans’ financial health. The goal? To spark greater ideas, bigger thinking, action, and ultimately innovation that can make more Americans financially healthy, particularly those who are most vulnerable. Learn more and apply now.


v The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is launching its Social Issue Talk Series this March. Come hear from leading experts and their 2017 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. Explore the full list of talks and get more information here:


v Pacific Community Ventures has launched a nonprofit business advisory service for small businesses in its portfolio. They are looking for volunteer business advisors to join their growing network. Help a small business create new jobs for working people in their local communities. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked for or run your own small business. They’ll match you with the right small business based on what you can contribute. Learn more here:


v Reuters is looking for an energetic, self-starting reporter to cover the political, economic and social changes reshaping America’s Midwest and Southeast (One Person Bureau Correspondent, Reuters). Learn more here:


v The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is participating in an international study conducted by the British Council on the link between social enterprise and women's empowerment. Interested in participating? Take this short, 10-minute survey, constructed by the international research team, to contribute. Your answers are instrumental in the research on social enterprise and women's empowerment. The survey closes March 3rd.


v The state of California is looking for a Principal, Designer, Digital Services:


v Riverkeeper is hiring for two legal positions (

Legal Program Director

Staff Attorney

Impactful Highlights

Two Boston nonprofits—Social Finance, Inc. and Jobs for the Future—announced that they have launched a competition, supported by $2 million from the federal government, to develop the first-ever pay for success projects in K-12 education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the competition will award technical support to expand career and technical education programs for underserved, high-need youth through pay for success (PFS) projects that create or scale effective programs aimed at enabling students to reach their full potential.


The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation, is launching the 2017 edition of The J.M.K. Innovation Prize. Up to 10 Prizes will be awarded in 2017 to support early stage ideas addressing our country’s most pressing social and environmental issues. Prize recipients will receive up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses, making a total award of $175,000.  Specifically, the Prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. Learn more here:


Are you a Conscious Capitalist interested in sharing your story in a unique way? Now's your chance! Darby Hobbs, the President of Conscious Capitalism (Boston) will be interviewing local CC Boston based business leaders on Tuesday February 28th from 1-5pm, with 30 minute intervals. They will work with each participant prior, to script out the interview and have you feel comfortable w/the questions posed, etc. MayGlobal Audience will reach over 800k business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, CC Network and Radio Entrepreneurs networks. Radio show plays on Radio Entrepreneurs website and sent out through the CC Network.  Each interviewee gets their own copy of the material to use license free. Learn more here:


SSIR is hosting a two-part webinar series, The Giving Code! Heather McLeod Grant and Alexa Cortes Culwell will lead an in-depth examination of their new research study, “The Giving Code.” This important research found broad gaps in how donors and community-based nonprofits approach philanthropy. The webinars will examine the dynamics contributing to these gaps, and look at effective strategies for addressing them. Learn more here:


Introduction to Impactful Highlights

Building from the Impact Jobs newsletter, I will be regularly featuring below highlights on events, competitions, news, initiatives, and funding opportunities in the broader space of social impact and innovation. If you would like to share any news or updates, please email to me

Impactful Highlights (1.16.2017)

  • Investors Circle - the largest and most active early-stage impact investing network - has moved over $200 million into more than 300 early-stage, high-impact companies. IC is now accepting applications to pitch at its next national pitch event in Denver on March 23, 207 and at local pitch meetings in Boston, Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia, & Washington D.C. Apply by January 13th to be considered to pitch! 

** IC is also hiring a Program Associate: learn more here:


  • LeaderLink, a shared initiative of the Robin Hood Foundation and Commongood Careers, increases the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by connecting highly talented individuals with organizations that can benefit from their years of experience in other settings. They are recruiting their next cohort targeting finance professionals in the New York City area. Learn more here:


  • SVP Boston just kicked off its Spring 2017 Investment Cycle! They are looking for nonprofits ready to take their work to the next level with an SVP capacity building investment. Last year, each of their Grantees received more than 400 hours of our Partners' pro bono consulting. They are holding an Information Session on February 9th from 9:30-11:00am at Associated Grant Makers in Boston. Letters of Interest are due March 1st. Learn more here



  • SOLVE is an initiative of MIT aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions that accelerate positive change. By crowdsourcing solutions, SOLVE  seeks to leverage the collective thinking and experience of people living in different communities around the world to surface fresh ideas that can be piloted and resourced in response to a series of specific prompts:
    • efugee Education - How can we improve learning outcomes for refugee and displaced young people under 24?
    • Carbon - How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions?
    • Chronic Diseases - How can we help people prevent, detect, and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings?

If your solution has the potential for impact and is selected by our judges, you'll be invited to Solve at United Nations in New York City to pitch to expert judges and a live audience! The deadline to submit is January 20, 2017. Visit to submit your solution!


  • Have a startup and want to showcase at a conference? MIT is accepting applications for their startup showcase at their Venture Capital & Innovation Conference on 2/10. Don't miss the chance of getting real time feedback and make connections with their amazing attendees, including prominent experts from the investment community. Apply by 1/15. You do not need to be an MIT affiliate to apply!


  • Beacon Academy is offering a Philanthropy & Trustee Training Workshop for young professionals on Saturday, February 25th. Young professionals that attend and complete the workshop requirements will receive a certificate of completion as well as a letter of recommendation from a distinguished board member at Beacon Academy. Sign up in January and the workshop fee is only $100, a tax-deductible donation to Beacon Academy itself. Included is an opportunity for free weekly professional development coaching for the month of March. Any questions can be directed to Mercy Bell, Director of Partnerships at Beacon Academy: 


  • The Boston Foundation is finalizing its “Call for Presenters” for the 6th Annual Boston EdTalks. Are you a talented Massachusetts educator with a big idea, creative solution, or innovative classroom practice that you think is worth sharing? The Boston Foundation is seeking to offer up to five outstanding educators the opportunity to share their ideas with a large audience of local education and civic leaders at the Boston EdTalks event on May 4, 2017. Learn more, apply, or nominate an educator today at: Deadline for applying is Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 am


  • Third Sector Capital Partners and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality invite interested governments in California, Oregon, and Washington state to apply for services under a federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Administrative Data Pilot (ADP) grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. At least three governments conducting outcomes-oriented projects focused on economic opportunity will be selected to receive services under the program. Selected applicants will receive ongoing assistance in linking federal data (U.S. Census, IRS tax data, etc.) with local/state datasets, and technical assistance designed to improve their ability to use data to evaluate program operations and improve decision-making. Successful applicants will receive services up to $708,000 over the course of the two-and-a-half-year award period. Learn more here:

** The Skoll Foundation is hiring a Principal for its “Beyond the Awards” program. If you have any interest, send me a quick note.

** The CEO of an emerging global funding network is looking to hire a ‘top class’ administrative assistant (paid hourly). If interested, send me a quick note.