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Ben Paynter

16 September 2019

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Simplifying the enrollment process makes the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) more accessible to those who qualify. In Anchorage, Alaska, a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies funded a pilot pr...

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Ben Paynter

27 March 2019

United States

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The stock photo community is taking steps to offer more diverse options with a partnership by Getty Images, Dove, and GirlGaze to produce 5,000 newly available photographs of 179 women from 39 countries. The photos ar...

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Ben Paynter

22 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Yogurt company Chobani's semi-annual business incubator brings funding and support to minority business owners around the country. The program helps CPG and beverage business owners promote their sustainable, innovati...

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Ben Paynter

19 March 2019

United States

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A new charity app called Millie builds upon tested app dynamics like online payment services, gamification, and social networks to encourage millennials to give to charities and organizations of their choosing. Rather...

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Ben Paynter

25 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A benefit corporation called Burlap & Barrel brings together social enterprise work with quality products through the ethical production and distribution of single-source spices. The founders of Burlap & Barrel learne...

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Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

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Ben Paynter

4 January 2019

Puerto Rico, United States

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Nonprofit organization Direct Relief is providing financial assistance to organizations and communities struck by natural disasters or extreme poverty, in addition to traditional goods like medicines, vaccines, and eq...

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Ben Paynter

2 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Renewal Mill, a food company based in Oakland, is taking on food waste in a big way. The company produces goods from previously wasted byproducts, such as a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour that was once a wasted tofu by...

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Ben Paynter

4 October 2018

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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Road trips are hard for people who have special needs when it comes to using the restroom, whether that be for health or gender or other reasons. Inspired to make a change after having a daughter with a specific type ...

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Ben Paynter

24 September 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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To better position services during and after natural disasters, many nonprofits are turning towards mapping technology. Specifically, Facebook’s Disaster Maps share usage data to indicate movement, such as where peopl...

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Ben Paynter

19 September 2018

United States

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Protect the Protest is an initiative created by more than 20 of the world’s largest nonprofits to address SLAPP lawsuits. SLAPPs often target nonprofits and activists in order to derail them from protesting. “The goal...

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Ben Paynter

19 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Newday Investing is a an app that allows people to begin impact investing with as little as $5. While attempting to engage millennials in socially-conscious investing, the investment firm is hoping small investments w...

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Ben Paynter

8 May 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Ideas42, a nonprofit behavioral design firm, has advised cities such as New York and Chicago on creative ways to use behavioral design to improve the quality of city life. From helping students sign up for financial a...

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Ben Paynter

26 March 2018

California, United States

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A California nonprofit's report found that incarcerated students in a Cal State Communications class achieved a consistently higher GPA than their un-incarcerated peers. Journalist Ben Paynter explores whether Califor...

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Ben Paynter

5 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To successfully address some of our most pressing social, economic, and health issues, simply making resources available is not always enough. Behavioral science is helping non-profits and other organizations to lever...

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Ben Paynter

1 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Traditional models of non-profit funding - as well as antiquated perceptions that create public pressure to limit overhead spending in philanthropic initiatives - has created an unsustainable, impossible-to-scale syst...

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Ben Paynter

5 June 2017

Redwood City, California, United States

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The resources needed to tackle some of the world's most pressing social and environmental problems - from poverty to climate change to inequality - are generally far beyond the reach of governments and traditional phi...

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Ben Paynter

30 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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The rate of students dropping out of college or failing to complete their degree in the allotted time has soared in the United States, and experts are discovering that one of the causes is simply that students feel is...

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