Risks Worth Taking

Jeff Ubois, Vice President of Knowledge Management at Lever for Change, considers perspectives on risk in philanthropy and how it might be rethought.

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Jill Geiger
A Promising Start: 755 Solutions

Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change and CEO of Lever for Change, provides an early look at the 2019 applicants in MacArthur’s global competition for a single $100 million grant.

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Jill Geiger
From our CEO

A spirit of optimism – of infinite possibilities – is what propels the Lever for Change staff, the donors who engage with us and the organizations and teams who aspire to solve society’s most pressing problems.

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Jill Geiger
Who We Are

Lever for Change is an affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a new nonprofit, whose mission is to unlock philanthropic capital for larger-scale social change.

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John Johnson
Why $10+ Million?

Competitions as a form for philanthropic grantmaking have undergone a renaissance. To better understand the motivations and methods of the donors implementing these contests, we researched the landscape of philanthropic competitions and were surprised by some preliminary findings.

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John Johnson
100&Change, Round 2

Building on the success of the inaugural competition, 100&Change remains a sector agnostic competition seeking to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.

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John Johnson
LeverforChange.org wins WebAward

LeverforChange.org is a 2019 Advocacy Standard of Excellence WebAward winner! Heartfelt thanks to the talented website designers at Forum One for creating a website that so effectively communicates our mission and work.

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Jill Geiger
5 best quotes heard at #AVPN2019

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) showcased the most impactful speeches at their 2019 AVPN Conference with this piece on the five best quotes they heard. Lever for Change CEO Cecilia Conrad’s keynote speech, which included an insightful quote from her mother-in-law, is among the five listed.

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Jill Geiger