News & Blogs

A Need for More (and Better) Data to Guide Giving
By: Kevin Scally | April 13, 2020
Grantee Update
Blog

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
Press Release

The Lone Star Prize Seeks Solutions in the Areas of Health, Workforce and the Environment

"Lone Star Prize dangles $10 million for a Texas-sized idea"
By: Cheryl Hall | March 31, 2020
Media article

Lyda Hill Philanthropies is launching a statewide contest to improve health care, unemployment and the environment.

Top 100: What Sets Them Apart?
By: Jeff Ubois and Jay Goodwin | March 30, 2020
Competition Update
Bold Solutions Network Update

Jay Goodwin, Senior Program Officer, MacArthur Fellows, and Jeff Ubois, Vice President, Knowledge Management, Lever for Change, characterize the Top 100 proposals in the 100&Change competition.

A Note from our CEO regarding COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Blog
MACARTHUR ANNOUNCES TOP 100 PROPOSALS FOR $100 MILLION GRANT
February 19, 2020
Press Release
Competition Update
Bold Solutions Network Update

High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network

January 2020 Update from our CEO
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | January 29, 2020
Blog
Bold Solutions Network Update
Newsletter Article

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.

NEW $12 MILLION GRANT COMPETITION SEEKS TO CREATE A DURABLE FUTURE FOR REFUGEES
January 29, 2020
Press Release

Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award is First in a Series of ICONIQ Impact Competitions Managed by Lever for Change

The Capacity to Aspire to Change the World
By: Isabel Guerrero | January 29, 2020
Blog
Newsletter Article

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.

Tips for Creating Effective 2-page Factsheets
By: Dr. Kristen Molyneaux | January 29, 2020
Blog
Factsheet
Newsletter Article

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.

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