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January 20, 2012

Announcement

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy joins 100Kin10: The Center is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a partner in the 100Kin10 coalition. 100Kin10 is a multi-sector,non-partisan mobilization that responds to the national imperative to prepare, deploy, and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming 10 years. The mission of 100Kin10 is to reverse our country’s decades-long decline in STEM subjects, to ensure that all children have the basic STEM literacy to be full participants in our economy and democracy, and to enable our country’s students to address the most pressing national and global challenges.

Partners, including but not limited to corporations, school districts, museums, institutes of higher education, foundations, federal agencies, professional associations, states, and nonprofit organizations, apply their particular assets to creatively and strategically address the challenges of increasing the supply of excellent STEM teachers, developing and retaining excellent STEM teachers, and building the 100Kin10 movement.

At the Center, we see this partnership as a natural extension of our work on teaching quality and indeed several current partners are NGOs that have been profiled in the Center’s “models in practice.” A unique feature of the partnership is the sharing of promising ideas and experience of what works among the participants, and we are excited to be able to pass this learning and related philanthropic opportunities on to donors over the next three years. Stay tuned for more!

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Other News

  • Self interest, without morals, leads to capitalism’s self destruction: A Financial Times article by Noble-prize winning economist and founder of the nonprofit Earth Institute, Jeffrey Sachs, that reminded our team of the critical role that the philanthropic and nonprofit sector play in addressing the market failures and externalities he discusses.
  • An Alternative to .org? Say Hello to .ngo: Interesting article on the Chronicle of Philanthropy reporting the push to link internet regulation and nonprofit accountability. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Public Interest Registry are trying to crack down on fraud but at a hefty cost to nonprofits with application fees starting at $185,000.
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