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Cecilia Conrad
Better Magazine: An Interview with Changemaker Cecilia Conrad
By: Susan Noyes | July 1, 2020
Media article

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.

Economic Opportunity Challenge
FIVE FINALISTS ADVANCE IN THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE, A NATIONAL AWARD FOR A $10 MILLION GRANT TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
June 24, 2020
Press Release
Competition Update
Solutions Bank
There Is a Better Way to Practice Philanthropy
By: Bradford Smith | June 22, 2020
Competition Update
Blog

Bradford K. Smith, President of Candid, shares how the Solutions Bank has the potential to reshape philanthropy to be more open, efficient, and democratic.

Forbes: "MacKenzie Bezos And Melinda Gates Team Up On $30 Million Gender Equity Contest"
By: Maggie McGrath | June 16, 2020
Competition Update
Media article
Business Insider: "Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are partnering up to confront gender and racial inequality, starting with a $30 million grant. Here's how to qualify."
By: Marguerite Ward | June 16, 2020
Competition Update
Media article
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PIVOTAL VENTURES LAUNCHES NEW $30 MILLION EQUALITY CAN’T WAIT CHALLENGE TO ACCELERATE PROGRESS TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY
June 16, 2020
Press Release
Competition Update

CHALLENGE WILL FUND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO EXPAND WOMEN’S POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE U.S.

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
Press Release

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.

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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
Blog

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.

Bold Solutions Network Members Update
By: Dr. Kristen Molyneaux | April 29, 2020
Blog
Newsletter article

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!

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Bold Solutions Network Opportunities for Donors
By: Dana Rice and Lauren Stadler | April 29, 2020
Newsletter article

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.

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