The Root Cause Blog
10 Nov

Echo & Co

Over the past eleven years, the Social Innovation Forum has developed a successful model for directing new resources to innovative, results-oriented nonprofits and social enterprises in the Greater Boston and New England area. We have built a strong community of funders, philanthropists and business leaders committed to actively working with us to solve social problems. The success of this model depends heavily on the relationships we build with our in-kind partners. The Social Innovation Forum team recruits a wide range of external partners to provide capacity building services to our nonprofit Social Innovators and we expertly manage this dynamic network of service providers to maximize their time and talent. Echo & Co. a digital strategy provider and a new in-kind partner as of 2013, shares their experience working with three Social Innovators to grow their social impact by expanding their digital capability.  
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03 Nov

Life Outcomes: The Black Male Achievement Dashboard

In our pursuit of social change, we often get caught up in all sorts of fancy phrases and jargon: logic model, theory of change, capacity building — and at Root Cause we admittedly have our own, such as social impact market. But what about the actual results of all of our work and the people whose lives we are committed to helping improve? Funders and programs have gotten so focused on the jargon that we have lost sight of the simplicity of understanding "to what end"! 
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