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Cecilia Conrad
A Message from our CEO
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | July 28, 2020
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One of my early memories of my mom is watching her being arrested on the evening news. She and several friends were “sitting in” at the Trailways bus station lunch counter in Dallas, Texas. My mother, who designed and sewed her own clothes, always dressed up for marches and sit-ins. Even as a young child, I appreciated the performative aspect of her appearance—wearing a Chanel-inspired suit with matching handbag, shoes, and leather gloves, eating lunch at a counter where she might never have eaten voluntarily in a desegregated world.

Muhsin Hassan
The Plight of Refugees in the Face of COVID-19
By: Muhsin Hassan | July 28, 2020
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On June 20, the world marked World Refugee Day—a global tradition established in 2001 to celebrate and highlight efforts to address the plight of refugees and displaced people. This year, in the midst of a global pandemic, World Refugee Day came and went with little fanfare or awareness.

Bold Solutions Network
Bold Solutions Network Curated Lists
July 28, 2020
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Bold Solutions Network Update

Launched in February, the Bold Solutions Network is a searchable online collection of summaries of highly-rated, rigorously evaluated proposals, or “bold solutions,” that emerge from the competitions Lever for Change manages. The Bold Solutions Network helps donors find and fund highly-rated, vetted proposals on topics they care about.

Bold Solutions Network Member Update
July 28, 2020
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Bold Solutions Network Update

Highly-ranked applicants in the competitions Lever for Change manages are eligible to become Bold Solutions Network (BSN) members. BSN members have access to ongoing learning opportunities offered through Lever for Change. These opportunities are designed to continue to help strengthen members' project design and plans, as well as to increase the impact of their work.

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
Grantee Update
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Bold Solutions Network Update

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.

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.

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

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!

collage of images of people who are helped by Bold Solutions Network members
Bold Solutions Network Opportunities for Donors
By: Dana Rice and Lauren Stadler | April 29, 2020
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Bold Solutions Network Update

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.

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

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.

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