Despite strong signs of economic recovery, millions of Americans are still living on the brink of financial disaster, according to CFED’s 2013 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard. http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard/
How are philanthropists who pursue social change revising their strategies to align with the current economic climate? www.bridgespan.org/getattachment/44f7da17-6296-4581-8daa-2dd359bb313d/Philanthropy-in-the-New-Age-of-Government-Austerit.aspx
The Milken Institute—whose mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health—has released its report on last year’s best-performing cities. This index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. http://bestcities.milkeninstitute.org/best-performing-cities-about.html
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from the American Community Survey for the combined years from 2007 to 2011, providing the only statistics down to the neighborhood level on school enrollment, jobs, housing and many other measures. www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb12-228.html
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has created an online tool that can be used to improve design, decision-making and communication about investment alignment with triple bottom line (TBL) goals for social, environmental and financial performance. The tool was developed with significant practitioner input and is responsive to a wide range of communities. www.tbltool.org
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