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Cecilia Conrad is that rare individual who can do more work than multiple high-level executives combined, makes it look easy and charms in the process. She is CEO of Lever for Change and Managing Director of the Fellows (Genius Grants) and 100&Change programs. at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
CHALLENGE WILL FUND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO EXPAND WOMEN’S POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE U.S.
High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network
As a child, my favorite fairy tales shared a common theme – a king promises an award for the performance of three seemingly impossible tasks with the third typically requiring the taming or slaying of a murderous, fire-breathing dragon. The hero (or, in modern retellings, heroine) succeeds, the kingdom no longer lives in fear of the dragon, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award is First in a Series of ICONIQ Impact Competitions Managed by Lever for Change
At IMAGO Global Grassroots, we work with organizations that want to scale up their impact, including helping them get investment-ready. Like thousands of others, many of our partners were inspired by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. They imagined what could be possible with $100 million, formed alliances and sent in their applications.
Creating a factsheet for a project can be an effective way to communicate about your program to potential funders and other key stakeholders. Factsheets are often used for promotional and fundraising purposes and, if done well, they can help tell the story of an organization’s work in a dynamic and pithy way.
Kristen Molyneaux, Vice President of Social Impact for Lever for Change, shares results from a survey of judges in the 100&Change Wise Head Panel.
"We assembled an extraordinary group of nearly 300 leaders, thinkers, and experts, from different sectors, fields, and geographies." - Cecilia Conrad, Lever for Change CEO, discusses judges on the 100&Change evaluation panel.