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  • Posted by Dipayan Ghosh and Eric Lightner on January 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    As the nation’s electric infrastructure is modernized, it is critically important to ensure that the collection of data is performed in a manner that yields the greatest benefits for consumers, while continuing to rigorously protect their privacy. The new Voluntary Code of Conduct for utilities and third parties will help protect consumer energy data.

  • Posted by Meredith Lee, Heather King, and Brian Forde on December 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Today marked the launch of the new web portal, a new public resource that fosters collaboration and the continual improvement of disaster-related open data, free tools, and new ways to empower first responders, survivors, and government officials with the information needed in the wake of a disaster. The Administration is also unveiling the first in a series of Innovator Challenges that highlight pressing needs from the disaster preparedness community.

  • Posted by Luke Tate and Jerry Abramson on December 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    With this exciting new initiative from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps members will expand their efforts to support tribes and localities in growing opportunity for all.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on December 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    In 2012, President Obama prioritized Pay for Success (PFS) as one of the key strategies in his second-term social innovation agenda. PFS is a rapidly expanding approach to funding social services that is making great progress around the country.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on December 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    America has led the world in developing a national culture of civic participation, but one of the most enduring institutions that we created has been the community foundation.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on November 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt and Michael Smith on October 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announces the federal government’s most robust action to date in support of Pay for Success (PFS), a promising model for expanding innovative, highly effective social programs that achieve better results and can save tax payer dollars.

  • Posted by Maria Contreras-Sweet and Jonathan Greenblatt on October 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announces a series of important new measures to expand its landmark Impact Investment Fund. Inspired by the President’s vision of a more inclusive and sustainable economy, the Impact Fund was launched in 2011 as one of several federal initiatives designed to support America’s impact investment industry.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on October 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    The Obama administration celebrates the 20th anniversary of the CDFI Fund by convening government officials, business executives, and community leaders at the Treasury Department to mark the fund's achievements and to look at the prospects for its continued success.

  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on September 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    The White House hosts the first-ever “What Works Showcase” -- a live, interactive event featuring a diverse selection of SIF investments, including social entrepreneurs leading innovative nonprofits and social enterprises transforming lives and strengthening communities across the country.