Today, New Profit is at the center of a network of fearless innovators from across sectors who are rewriting the rules of social problem solving.
March 2015: Our most successful Gathering of Leaders ever brought together hundreds of leading social innovators from different sectors for dialogue and collaboration on the future of social problem solving.
February 2015: We introduced our “Focus Funds,” which involve partnering with social entrepreneurs, funders, policy advocates and others to co-create and align efforts to achieve systemic change.
2012 – The Monitor Group, our original strategic partner, is purchased by Deloitte, adding huge new resources and expertise to our efforts to support high-impact organizations.
2012 – New Investments: Acelero Learning, AVANCE, First Place for Youth, Peace First, The Mission Continues
2010 – New Investments: Family Independence Initiative, New Teacher Center, Turnaround for Children.
2007 – New Investments: Health Leads, LIFT, Achievement First (completed), Girls for a Change (completed)
1999- 2005 – New Investments: Kickstart (completed), Right To Play (completed), BELL (completed), Citizen Schools (completed), Computers for Youth (completed) Freelancers Union (completed), Jumpstart (completed), Kids Voting USA (completed)
The vision for New Profit began with a question—what prevents social entrepreneurs from scaling their innovations at the same pace and quality as Coca-Cola? Vanessa Kirsch faced this paradox and turned it into a source of inspiration when she spent a year interviewing social entrepreneurs across 22 countries in 1995.