Deirdre Mortell, CEO of the Social Innovation Fund, explains why she feels her 'innovation-first' philanthropy philosophy is the way to combat social issues.
In this article, Mortell shared her experiences in the nonprofit and "venture philanthropy" sector initiating and encouraging philanthropy during Ireland's time of recession. Mortell then came on board to lead the Social Innovation Fund in 2014.
Mortell was at the helm of many fund projects, focusing on women's economic mobility and supporting transgender women in searching for and keeping employment.
One of Mortell's primary goals is to stimulate the economy and encourage employment. According to Mortell, she believes that to create jobs and create growth in the economy, supporting innovation is needed. Read the Entire Article
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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.