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A little over a year ago, I wrote, “I cannot help but believe that nonprofits, philanthropy, and government can harness all our good work as a major force to help bridge this divisiveness and advance the country through the twenty-first century.” The outbreak of COVID-19 is beginning to show just how true a statement that is.

SXSW (postponed)

Mar 14, 2020

(Austin, TX) How Do We Design an American Social Contract?

Piloting Universal Basic Income in Jackson, Mississippi: An Interview with Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities

Meet Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities. In this episode, you’ll learn the story behind the Magnolia Mothers Trust, an initiative that provides low-income African-American mothers in Jackson, Mississippi with $1,000 cash for 12 months, no strings attached.

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In this Time of Crisis, Our Sector Shows It’s Essential

A little over a year ago, I wrote, “I cannot help but believe that nonprofits, philanthropy, and government can harness all our good work as a major force to help bridge this divisiveness and advance the country through the twenty-first century.” The outbreak of COVID-19 is beginning to show just how true a statement that is.

We Must Replace Job with Basic Income as Our Sector’s Primary Measure

Crises reveal vulnerabilities in societies more than anything else. The outbreak of COVID-19 is already uncovering just how wrongheaded the United States has been about what […]

Outcomes, Indicators, and Targets, Oh My!

In 2002, 30 percent of fourth-grade students in the United States were reading at or above proficiency levels. Seventeen years later, in 2019, that number had […]

About Andrew Wolk

Andrew Wolk became a serial social entrepreneur more than twenty years ago to pursue his life’s work: helping best utilize resources that enable more individuals and families achieve lifelong success, from a healthy birth, to entering school ready to learn, to receiving a quality education, to getting and keeping a good paying job, and to a healthy and secure aging.

 

Andrew is currently the CEO of Root Cause, the nonprofit consulting firm he founded in 2004. In that role, he has worked with dozens of foundations, nonprofit organizations, public school districts, corporations, and government agencies. His work includes partnering with the Open Society Foundations to develop the strategy and launch the Campaign for Black Male Achievement; managing the Workforce Investment Network with the State Street Foundation; and leading the Continuous Quality Improvement efforts as part of Get Ready Guilford with Ready for School, Ready for Life, and The Duke Endowment, His work on collective action, measurement, learning, improvement, and strategy has helped organizations across the country in the fields of early childhood and K-12 education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, and aging-and has improved more people’s lives.

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