Editor’s note: My son, Tim, sent me the TED talk Dan Palotta did and it's excellent. It certainly reflects a lot of what our foundation actually practices every day. But I also enjoyed this analysis of his talk which provides even more food for thought. Where do I land? As long as it's not purely administrative cost........we're pie growers.
Editor’s note: “Attached is a link to a short video about Towards Employment. Towards Employment empowers individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment and focus on helping low-income and disadvantaged individuals to remove employment barriers and assist them along a career pathway. They understand that one job can change a life, stabilize a family, strengthen an industry, and can send positive change throughout an entire community. They are making a difference in thousands of lives. Please watch this video and share it with your community.”
Editor’s note: Attached for your viewing is a 12 minute video of a commencement address I gave last week the day after we celebrated the life of my good friend, Jake Sposito. I wrote to you about Jake a few months ago in a blog titled, “This Mortal Coil.” These remarks to 38 entrepreneurs graduating from Goldman Sachs “10,000 Businesses” program here in Cleveland use Jake’s life to share a couple of the most important lessons Jake taught me:
Editor’s Note: The founding chair of Big Society Capital explains how the UK’s social investment bank will harness entrepreneurship and capital to solve societal problems.
Editor’s Note: In the video below you will see Candace Klein, founder and CEO of both Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, make the winning pitch for SoMoLend at Finovate, a conference that showcases the best new innovations in financial and banking technology. SoMoLend is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans with investors looking to make a return on investment, doing well by doing good. NEO Fund, the CDFI in Ashtabula, plans to partner with SoMoLend in 2013 to make its lending administration process more effective and efficient.
Editor’s Note: The partnership between iMentor and Marsh & McLennan (MMC) has been fruitful for both the nonprofit and the corporate partner. MMC has been able to get employees more engaged and scout talent working with iMentor, while iMentor has continued to expand its programs and mission. TBOGF is working with College Now of Greater Cleveland to facilitate similar corporate partnerships for its fast growing mentoring program, powered by iMentor Interactive.