Jennifer Merrill, Marketing & Communications Manager
August 6th, 2013
Posted In: Recognition
After rigorous screening for proof of impact and ability to scale, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership was included as a member of the Social Impact 100 (S&I100), signifying it is one of America’s top-performing 100 nonprofit organizations on this first-ever broad index of U.S. nonprofits.
An initiative of the Social Impact Exchange, the S&I100 is an online investment platform of top, evidence-based nonprofits that are scaling their impact across the country. More than 150 experts participate in a cross-sector collaborative effort to screen nominated nonprofits using a comprehensive selection process. The S&I100 tracks the number of people served across the portfolio of each nonprofit the same way the Standard & Poor’s 500 tracks the profitability of America’s large-cap companies. Being selected as a member of the S&I100 is a distinction that offers confidence to donors, foundations and others that their contributions to MENTOR and its network of Mentoring Partnerships are investments in a nonprofit that consistently delivers impact and has the potential for continued growth.
Due in part to this distinction, MENTOR President and CEO David Shapiro was among a select group of nonprofit leaders invited to present at the Social Impact Exchange’s collaborative funding venue, Scaling in Action. This video begins with his full talk and ends with a Q&A session, and runs just less than 20 minutes.
Scaling in Action takes place at the Social Impact Exchange Annual Conference. Each year, a limited number of selected nonprofits are invited to present their growth plans to an audience of philanthropic funders and advisors. Scaling in Action is designed to be a forum for organizations with a proven track record of effectiveness and a demonstrated ability to scale with impact.
To read more about the Scaling In Action session, check out this article by Meghan Duffy of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Major foundations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, support the Social Impact Exchange, which also is working with donor advised funds, such as Schwab Charitable, to offer the S&I 100 to philanthropic clients.