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Making Change
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | April 19, 2021
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Newsletter Article

Born of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition for $100 million, Lever for Change was created to unlock significant philanthropic capital that might otherwise remain on the sidelines and accelerate large-scale social change around the world. We embolden donors to make larger grants than are typical in philanthropy—$10 million or more.

Leveraging Your Bold Solutions Network Membership
By: Dana Rice | April 14, 2021
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Lever for Change's Vice President of Philanthropy, Dana Rice, offers tips for how we can work together to capitalize on your status as a Bold Solutions Network member.

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New $12 Million Award Launched to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
March 25, 2021
Press Release

The Stronger Democracy Award Seeks to Fund Bold Solutions to Improve Political Representation and Increase Citizen Participation

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Can Competitions Be Equitable?
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | March 10, 2021
Media article

In this Inside Philanthropy article, our CEO, Cecilia Conrad, makes the case that competitions can be equitable and fair if they are designed with that goal in mind.

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No more excuses: We have what we need to create the America women deserve
March 10, 2021
Media article

Creating a world where women finally experience true equality, in every way

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Finalists announced for Equality Can't Wait Challenge to Help Expand Women's Power and Influence in the United States by 2030
By: Marc Moorghen | March 8, 2021
Press Release

The Challenge Will Award $40 Million to Accelerate the Pace of Progress Toward Gender Equality in America.

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The Invisible Cloak of Feminine Leadership
By: Kristina Martz | March 2, 2021
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In August 2020, our social impact partner, IMAGO Global Grassroots, hosted a coaching series focused on feminine leadership for members of our Bold Solutions Network, which matches donors with outstanding nonprofits and social enterprises from Lever for Change competitions.

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Finalists Selected for $10 Million Climate Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.
By: Marc Moorghen | February 9, 2021
Press Release

Award Will Identify Solutions to Decarbonize Transportation, Buildings, and Industry

Bold Solutions Network Update
By: Dr. Kristen Molyneaux | January 26, 2021
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Bold Solutions Network Update

We are fast approaching the first anniversary of our Bold Solutions Network, which matches donors with nonprofits and social enterprises whose solutions to significant social challenges were highly ranked after rigorous evaluation in one of Lever for Change’s competitions.

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A Lever to Move the World
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | January 26, 2021
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Newsletter Article

When Lever for Change launched two years ago to unlock philanthropic capital that might otherwise remain on the sidelines, I initially suggested the name “Archimedes” for our new enterprise, because it was designed to move large amounts of philanthropic dollars for social change.

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