Compassionate Cities

Private and public sector leaders rank 2017's top global risks and opportunities

Mon, 2017-02-06 09:50 -- Compassionate C...

Last year's Global Opportunity Report ranked youth unemployment as the biggest risk facing cities. Read what 5,500 respondents identified as the biggest risks facing our world this year -- plus insights on how innovative partnerships and technologies can address them.

New data exchange promotes partnerships that use privately held data for public good

Mon, 2017-01-30 16:15 -- Compassionate C...

The idea behind is to encourage data exchanges between private companies, research institutions, government agencies and others to help solve complex social problems. Click to read some success stories of this model in action.

Lessons from Asheville: Solving community problems with data

Wed, 2017-01-11 12:15 -- Compassionate C...

Asheville, NC's civic hackers are using data to help their city's vulnerable populations – from working with a homeless coalition to helping the city find jobs and housing for formerly incarcerated people. The Asheville initiatives are part of a national effort to help underserved citizens.

$5 million boost will expand promising UW technology that streamlines social service delivery

Mon, 2017-01-09 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

A social services management solution created by University of Washington students to improve processes in child welfare, foster care and homeless youth systems is expanding, thanks to $5 million in new funding.

Energy and water efficiency pilot is helping food banks cut utility bills, redirect savings

Mon, 2016-11-14 11:59 -- Compassionate C...

A three-year pilot at Feeding America food banks is demonstrating how investing in sustainable energy and water efficiency programs can cut utility costs and make more money available to support their mission. Learn how well it's working in Tuscaloosa.

Wanted: 10 startups that want to make a lasting impact on the poor and vulnerable

Fri, 2016-09-16 09:30 -- Compassionate C...

To solve challenges faced by poor and vulnerable populations in U.S. cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Unreasonable Institute are offering 10 early-stage for-profit or nonprofit organizations $100,000 each and nine months of support. Get details on this million dollar effort that could help millions of people.