Venture Philanthropy Partners: Investing in Social Change.

News Archive

Jan 2013
VPP released a case study on the shared measurement platform for its collaborative initiative, youthCONNECT. The report includes a Common Outcomes Framework that can be adapted for similar youth-serving networks.
Nov 2012
Venture Philanthropy Partners and Urban Alliance announce a partnership that will enable hundreds of low income students across the National Capital Region to obtain marketable career skills.
Sep 2012
VPP releases first comprehensive report of challenges facing children and youth throughout National Capital Region
Sep 2012
Anne Reiss has been named Vice President of Investor Development. She will lead the organization’s fundraising and investor development efforts as VPP embarks on the next phase of its work to improve the lives of children and youth in the National Capital Region.
Jun 2012
The White House blog tells the story of how VPP's Social Innovation Fund initiative supported one youth from the Latin American Youth Center.
Jun 2012
The FSG blog highlights youthCONNECT, VPP's collaborative initiative to serve disconnected youth, as well as Carol Thompson Cole's most recent column on the subject.
May 2012
The Christian Science Monitor traces the origins of and motivations for Leap of Reason, VPP's newest publication.
May 2012
Leslie Aun will join VPP's team as Vice President of Communications. At VPP, Aun will head communications efforts as VPP begins a new phase of work to improve the lives of children and youth in the National Capital Region.
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.