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: