NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Avoiding the Black Hole: What Happens When Funders Focus Less on Themselves...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

A guest post by Tori Dietel Hopps* and Andy Bryant** Tory: After 25 years of fundraising and playing leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, I was given an opportunity to work on the funding side of the sector in 2007. “Wow, what a dream come true!” many of my colleagues said. But I found myself having nightmares about becoming the kind of funder I had tried to avoid for years, and that concern has influenced how the team at Dietel Partners approaches our work. Funders have been categorized in many different ways over the years. When I discovered Read More

A Blueprint for Women’s Funds: On Using Finance as a Tool for Social...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

We are excited to share A Blueprint for Women’s Funds with you, which we have spent the better part of a year producing with co-authors and partners at the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and with support from the Wallace Global Fund.  We designed this resource as a tool for a variety of audiences to use finance as tools to create the social change they seek. Like its name, the Blueprint sets out a plan to help the reader design the future and imagine what is possible. Read More

Boston Girls’ Empowerment Network Now Enrolling for Girls Summer Lead...

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017|

Owning My Voice, Speaking My Truth: An Introduction Workshop Series on Girls’ Empowerment & Advocacy through the lens of Media Literacy - This six-session workshop is based on an interactive and experiential approach to learning about advocacy. In t his series, young women will learn tools that can help them advocate for themselves and their community in a healthy, encouraging & beneficial way Read More

New Study by Harvard Business Review Helps Explain Why Female Entrepreneurs...

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017|

We know female entrepreneurs get far less funding that their male counterparts—indeed, women received just 2% of all venture capital funding last year. And the funding gap has only widened, even the ranks of female founders and VCs continues to rise. Now, a group of researchers have brought us a step closer to understanding why that is. According to a new study published by Harvard Business Review, at least part of the problem is how investors talk to entrepreneurs—or, to be more specific, the fact that talk to male and female entrepreneurs differently. Read More

ABC News Report Highlights Innovative Work of the CEASE Network, Demand Abo...

July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017|

The ABC News investigative program Nightline has broadcast an in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of Seattle-area law enforcement in confronting the demand for prostitution. The program, hosted by journalist Juju Chang, highlights the work of King County Prosecutor Valiant Richey, who is also coordinator of the local branch of the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation). CEASE was launched three years ago by Demand Abolition, and operates in a dozen cities nationwide. Read More

Grassroot Soccer Receives a “Classy Award” for Its SKILLZ Stree...

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017|

Exciting news: Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ Street program was one of 10 winners recognized in Boston, MA, at the Collaborative, hosted by Classy on June 15. The Classy Awards is the largest awards ceremony of its kind recognizing excellence in social innovation. The winners are determined as part of a yearlong initiative by the Classy Awards Leadership Council, an honorary board of leaders and experts whose unique perspective and valuable insight establishes this recognition as one of the highest honors in the social sector. Selected from 100 finalists – and more than 3,600 applicants! – to become one of 10 winners, Read More

Student Stars Pitch VIPs at BUILDFest – Founders Wire

June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017|

ALL CHARGED UP: Winning team Double Charge celebrates with its super-sized check at Tuesday night’s BUILDFest. By JARIANA OLUKOGA BOSTON—Student entrepreneurs and their benefactors got a double charge of innovation at Tuesday night’s BUILDFest. BUILD, a nonprofit that teaches Read More

Sephora Stands Announces Partnership with Nomi Network to Produce Make-Up B...

June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017|

From Diana Mao, Co-Founder of Nomi Network I am happy to announce that our partnership with Sephora Stands was announced this week by Sephora, a leader in the beauty industry with over 400 stores in the United States and operating in 33 countries. We are truly honored and humbled to partner with Sephora Stands, serving as a production resource by co-creating make-up bags for their Classes for Confidence. Nomi Network's strategic goal is to train and help employ 100,000 women in the next five years. We are extremely grateful for Sephora's support in helping us achieve this target and reaching the Read More