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Win/Win: Collective Impact brings employers and workers together to build a stronger community

Collective Impact "backbone" organizations Skyward and Partners for a Competitive Workforce are putting more local residents to work thanks to the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's focus on equity and collaboration.

John Battelle

Co-founder of NewCo gives behind-the-scenes look at the whys and hows of the conference

John Battelle and Brian Monahan founded NewCo in 2012 because they were tired with the traditional conference model. Cincinnati will host its own NewCo event on July 21, featuring 95 companies from around the area.


Joi Sears lends an artistic eye to social change

Cincinnati artist and entrepreneur, believes that art can change the world, and she won't stop until it does.


Marlys Staley changed careers and now changes lives with her Circle Tail service dogs

The nonprofit trains hearing and service dogs for Greater Cincinnati individuals in need, partnering with two area prisons for a training program that helps the inmates as much as the dogs.

Sam Hatcher

Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.


Bunbury uses new technology to speed up entry process and on-site purchases

The Bunbury Music Festival returns to downtown Cincinnati June 3-5 as a ticketless and cashless festival thanks to new wristband technology that will speed up entry lines and improve on-site purchasing experiences.


Wig Out: Innovative L-A Stopa replaces hair and restores confidence

Through her mobile wig shop, L-A Stopa is providing a boost in confidence and encouragement (and fabulous hair) among women struggling with hair loss.


The Science of Growth: Venture capitalist's new book studies why some startups change the world

Why do some companies fail and others flourish? A venture capitalist and Ohio native talks about the practices that fueled some of the most successful startups in recent history.

Andrea Rosado

Calling All Volunteers: Why more young people spend a year working for free

For many Cincinnatians who commit up to a year of their lives to full-time unsalaried service, volunteering is a way of life. Meet four who make a real difference.

Nate May

Nate May gives musical testimony to Cincinnati's urban Appalachians

Nate May's world-premiere composition "State" tells the story of Price Hill's urban Appalachians and of his own musical journey from West Virginia to Cincinnati.


History Repeats Itself: Why we tear down 150-year-old buildings in historic districts

Cincinnati's historic architecture sets us apart from and puts us ahead of peer cities, yet city leaders continue to allow the demolition of historic protected buildings. We must demand better.

Design Impact

Studio C designed to help organizations work for social change

Design Impact is helping neighborhoods and communities address social challenges via Studio C, a "project incubator" partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati that's now registering its next class.


SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.


Point Perk serves much more than fresh coffee

Covington's new community coffeeshop is the latest business from The Point Arc nonprofit to provide employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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