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Fresh Talk For Change

Tune in to this page to watch live-streaming and recorded FRESH TALKs, the signature program series of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative. The next event will take place on March 29, 2017, FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton. View…
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Why And How We Give

By Kyle Caldwell The giving season in the last months of the year is a time when nonprofits can increase transactional gifts that may lead to relational opportunities throughout the next year. As a sector, it is important to understand how…
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WE Capital: Leveraging the Power of Female Investors

A new consortium of women investors seeks to break barriers and fund social change. Read the full article from Washington Life
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NPC Luncheon with Education Secretary John B. King

Education Secretary John B. King will appear at Oct. 19 National Press Club luncheon to discuss civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens. Read the entire article
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Completion of the National Mall Turf Project

This fall marks the completion of the decade-long turf restoration project on the National Mall. The project successfully restored and improved 18-acres of treasured space between 3rd and 14th streets. Underneath now lies a modern marvel in…
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Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing

Editors Note: This piece was originally published on in conjunction with their Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Myth #1: You need to sacrifice profit for purpose “It’s great to invest in companies that want to create social impact,…
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Eshauna Smith Receives Honor from Washington Business Journal

Urban Alliance CEO, Eshauna Smith has been honored as one of  the 25 Women Who Mean Business by The Washington Business Journal . Each honoree is photographed holding a photo of their most inspiring mentor. Eshauna is pictured with Rubie…
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From Stanford Social Innovation Review: Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy

Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building…
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S&R Foundation’s Social Enterprise: Halcyon Creatives in Georgetown

In a 18th century mansion, once believed haunted, a new life has begun in the 21st century: A local nonprofit of innovative social enterprise and entrepreneurs with global impact that is getting wide attention — with more programs and places…