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The Vital Role of Early-Innovation Funders

By Carol Dahl

At The Lemelson Foundation, we seek to foster inventions that will have social impact and improve lives. But our support for early-stage innovation could not succeed without a trusted network of grantees and partners.

Funding Feedback

By Katie Smith Milway 3

Fund for Shared Insight is pooling the cash and convictions of 13 philanthropies to build the field of end-user feedback. The collaborative aims to help nonprofits and funders learn from and empower those they seek to help. Can its leaders become role models for the positive change they seek to create?

What Motivates People to Participate in Civil Society?

By Ryan Streeter 1

Every year tens of millions of Americans sacrifice their personal time and resources to participate in civil society in some way. Why do they do it? The answers are varied and intertwined, but it might boil down to this: Civic-mindedness starts early, runs deep, and aims higher.

Journalism’s Savior?

By Corey Binns

Civil, a journalism platform built on blockchain technology and funded by cryptocurrency, aims to protect reporters while restoring public trust in the fourth estate.

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The Vital Role of Early-Innovation Funders

By Carol Dahl

At The Lemelson Foundation, we seek to foster inventions that will have social impact and improve lives. But our support for early-stage innovation could not succeed without a trusted network of grantees and partners.

Lessons in Systems Change Through an Equity Lens

Presented by Tulaine Montgomery, Jorge Blandon, and Mary Li

In this SSIR Live! program, leaders from three different organizations will describe the tangible lessons learned, challenges faced, and paths forward in their attempts to break down structural and systemic inequities while changing systems.

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Trust in Media is at an All-Time Low: What Nonprofits, Funders, & Organizations Can Do

Presented by David Askenazi, Jeffrey Jones, and Eugene Yi 4

This complimentary SSIR Live! webinar will explore the declining trust in media and its effect on organizations of all kinds – from nonprofits and foundations, to technology companies and government. Participants will learn how to counteract misinformation and drive solution-building with the help of data-driven approaches and research-driven tools.

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Funding Feedback

By Katie Smith Milway 3

Fund for Shared Insight is pooling the cash and convictions of 13 philanthropies to build the field of end-user feedback. The collaborative aims to help nonprofits and funders learn from and empower those they seek to help. Can its leaders become role models for the positive change they seek to create?

What Motivates People to Participate in Civil Society?

By Ryan Streeter 1

Every year tens of millions of Americans sacrifice their personal time and resources to participate in civil society in some way. Why do they do it? The answers are varied and intertwined, but it might boil down to this: Civic-mindedness starts early, runs deep, and aims higher.