Venture Philanthropy Partners: Investing in Social Change.

News Archive

Dec 2011
VPP Chairman Mario Morino and Professor Alnoor S. Ebrahim discuss nonprofit outcomes management on Harvard Business School’s “Working Knowledge"
Dec 2011
On 12/12, join VPP Chairman Mario Morino and GuideStar President Bob Ottenhoff in a Q&A discussion of VPP's new publication Leap of Reason. Webinar is free to attend.
Dec 2011
VPP Chairman Mario Morino writes a letter to the Wall Street Journal editors about the need to move beyond the debate over foundations employing business practices.
Nov 2011
On the Region Forward blog, VPP President and CEO Carol Thompson Cole discusses the need to invest in baseline research to create a sustainable plan for the National Capital Region's youth.
Oct 2011
VPP Chairman Mario Morino's September column was featured on Social Velocity's "10 Great Social Innovation Reads."
Sep 2011
Nell Edgington, on her blog Social Velocity, interviews VPP CEO Carol Thompson Cole on venture philanthropy's history and future, as well as the social innovation movement.
Aug 2011
Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute, writes about VPP's recent publication, Leap of Reason, for Bloomberg Businessweek, calling it "the best thing on management" he's read all summer.
Aug 2011
RE: Philanthropy features a blog post from VPP President and CEO Carol Thompson Cole on what board members can do to help nonprofits scale, and what nonprofits who are scaling need in a board member.
Aug 2011
VPP was awarded a third year of funding from the Social Innovation Fund for its youthCONNECT initiative, totaling an over $20M investment in the youth of the National Capital Region.
Aug 2011
VPP President and CEO discusses her role as a leader and her career in government, business, and philanthropy on the weekly Altruistic Leadership podcast.
Jul 2011
Phil Buchanan of the Center of Effective Philanthropy speaks at the Hudson Institute on why morality and measurement are complimentary. He uses VPP's new publication, Leap of Reason, as an example of such work.
Jul 2011
Nell Edgington of Social Velocity interviews VPP Chairman Mario Morino about VPP's new publication, Leap of Reason, the lack of criticism of the book's messages, and how small nonprofits can manage to outcomes.
Jul 2011
The Tactical Philanthropy blog says that the core question of VPP's new publication, Leap of Reason, can reconcile "rigor and moral clarity in philanthropy."
Jul 2011
Phil Buchanan of the Center for Effective Philanthropy uses VPP's recent publication, Leap of Reason, to make the case that funders need to support outcomes management for their grantees.
Jun 2011
The Social Velocity blog reviews VPP's publication, Leap of Reason, and speaks to its call to action for nonprofits to focus on improving results.