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January 30, 2023/Big Ideas

Feedback Survey 2022: What We Heard and What We Plan to Do About It

We surveyed our 2022 grantees and conducted nine in-depth confidential interviews to dig deeper. What follows is a summary of key themes put together by our third part interviewer – and how we plan to respond. 

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2022 Year In Review

December 20, 2022/Big Ideas

Hope in the Details: Our Year in Review 2022

As we contemplate the events of the past year and anticipate what’s to come in 2023, I am once again privileged to be in the position to share my thoughts and reflections on where we find ourselves today.

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July 12, 2022/Big Ideas

Our Roadmap to Community-Centric Grantmaking in Atlanta

There is tremendous innovation happening in the city’s education systems, as well as progress in the workforce and pivotal infrastructure development underway.

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May 25, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Access to Empowering Social Connections

Our series Building an Equitable Innovation Economy asks how we might build innovative capacity that can bring more people into high-growth industries.

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May 23, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Financing Lifelong Skilling

We explore three pillars that set a stage where innovation can emerge: community-driven innovation, the sustainable financing of lifelong skilling and access to empowering social connections.

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May 18, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Fostering Community-Driven Innovation

Looking at the landscape of innovation environments today, you see an increasing concentration of high-growth, “good jobs” within industries and within certain cities.

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May 16, 2022/Big Ideas

Introducing Our Workforce Strategy Series: Building an Equitable Innovation Economy

While innovation may be measured by productivity or patents, innovative capacity is seeded by access to skills building, collaborative and inclusive environments, and more.

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December 16, 2021/Big Ideas

Reflections on 2021 from Katy Knight, Executive Director

As we transition into the new year, I’m grateful for the chance to reflect on the lessons and insights that have guided our work during another year of unprecedented change. 

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December 6, 2021/Big Ideas

Coding as a New Literacy

In response to the growing relevance of coding and computer programming to lucrative industries, we’ve seen a proliferation of learn-to-code initiatives and boot camps that prepare students for careers as programmers and computer scientists.

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October 6, 2020/Big Ideas

Building the World We Deserve: A New Framework for Infrastructure

Over the past two years of research and conversations with partners across the field, we’ve realized that our nation’s infrastructure is due for a reset.

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August 13, 2020/Big Ideas

Context is Key: Building Trust in Grantmaking

In this installment in our ongoing series, we’ll explore the information that we share about ourselves in order to keep our new relationships grounded in mutual respect and understanding.

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