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Building the Expertise of the Next Generation of Philanthropic Leaders Through Competitive Evaluation
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad and Dr. Melissa Berman | May 26, 2020
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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Columbia Business School partnered to create an educational opportunity for students to assess the 100&Change Top 100 and select one proposal for a $100,000 award.

Columbia Business School Students, in Collaboration with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Select Innovative Fintech Solution for Small Farms Facing Climate Change to Receive $100,000 Award
May 26, 2020
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In a unique Global Philanthropy course at Columbia Business School, graduate students analyzed the “Top 100” proposals from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition and, based on criteria developed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, selected one to receive a special grant.

NEW $10 MILLION COMPETITION SEEKS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE U.S. BY 2030
April 29, 2020
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The 2030 Climate Challenge will Fund Solutions to Reduce Emissions in the Transportation, Buildings, and Industry Sectors

April 2020 Update from our CEO
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | April 29, 2020
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Like nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, we have been grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both on a personal level and with respect to our work.

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Bold Solutions Network Opportunities for Donors
By: Dana Rice and Lauren Stadler | April 29, 2020
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Lever for Change’s Bold Solutions Network aims to inspire philanthropists to dramatically increase their giving by connecting them with organizations and the highly-rated solutions that emerge from the open and transparent competitions we manage.

Bold Solutions Network Members Update
By: Dr. Kristen Molyneaux | April 29, 2020
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As we previously communicated, Lever for Change had planned to roll out various learning and engagement opportunities to all Bold Solutions Network members in March. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, some of those activities had to be postponed. However, we are excited to formally announce that our first opportunity, access to the Catchafire platform, has launched!

Philanthropy in COVID-19
By: Jenna Schornack | April 29, 2020
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Last week, Candid reported that philanthropic giving in response to COVID-19 has surpassed $6 billon globally.

The Top 100 Respond to COVID-19
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | April 28, 2020
Grantee Update

Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of 100&Change and CEO of Lever for Change, shares a snapshot of how the Top 100 100&Change applicants are impacted by COVID-1

A Need for More (and Better) Data to Guide Giving
By: Kevin Scally | April 13, 2020
Grantee Update
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Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator, explores the current landscape of nonprofit evaluations and provides insight into new data that can help shape public opinion on what makes for an effective organization.

NEW $10 MILLION OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES FACING TEXANS
March 31, 2020
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The Lone Star Prize Seeks Solutions in the Areas of Health, Workforce and the Environment

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