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.