Tag Archives: social innovation fund
Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by Andrew.
With the establishment of the White House Office of Social Innovation, the announcement of the Social Innovation Fund awardees earlier this summer, and last week’s article on social innovation in the Economist, social innovation is now officially the hot term of the day – so hot that there is a danger that it will end [...]
Posted on 28. May, 2010 by Andrew.
Yesterday, I was at the White House to attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement of the first round of philanthropic commitments Social Innovation Fund. By now, especially for those of us working to bring the sectors together to invest in what works, the Social Innovation Fund is not news. But it was hard not to [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2009 by Andrew.
The moment that we have been waiting for is here. This week, the Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) for public comment. As I have mentioned before, this should be seen as a good step toward building a broader social innovation [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
The Corporation for National & Community Service in conjunction with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation has just posted a “frequently asked questions” about the Social Innovation Fund. Check it out here.
Posted on 10. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
Over on the Tactical Philanthropy blog, Sean Stannard-Stockton has provided some great arguments in support of the Social Innovation Fund. I’d like to add in a few additional thoughts and concerns of my own: First, we have to be careful not to get too caught up in the dollars − because in reality, $50 million (or [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2009 by Andrew.
There has been a great deal of chatter since the Social Innovation Fund appeared, first in the Serve America Act, then in the President’s budget, and recently in some high-profile mentions by the First Lady, the Secretary for Health and Human Services and the Director of Domestic Policy Affairs. Since then, a post by Allison [...]
Posted on 06. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I had an incredible day yesterday at the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference − thanks so much to all of you who contributed your suggestions for the use of the Social Innovation Fund called for in the Serve America Act. Hopefully this will be the start of a great dialogue. Nathaniel Whittemore, whom I had the [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
Next Monday I will be back in D.C. to facilitate a discussion with the Corporation for National and Community Service at the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference. The session will focus on how the social innovation fund that was called for in the Serve America Act should be structured. While the funds have not yet been [...]