White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.
Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on June 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM
The Social Innovation Fund invests money in nonprofits and foundations so they can accelerate the work of high-impact organizations like the Year Up program and replicate their approaches in new localities and markets.
Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM
The Department of Labor recognizes that active volunteering can help expand opportunity for unemployed individuals by enabling them to develop and maintain skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes while helping in their community.