We do this in 3 ways:

Drawing from our vast network, we build coordinated movements of people—ventures, companies, foundations, governments, policy makers, funders, and more—who are all positioned to make a dent in a problem. Below, you can see hypothetical examples of how we might pull in real members of our network around different issues.

To give you a real-life example, take our Future Cities Accelerator:

1. We identified the need to serve poor and vulnerable populations in U.S. cities, and partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation

2. We built a cohort of 10 startups taking on different sides of urban poverty, including:

  • CommonLit, providing literacy training to nearly 1 million low-income children
  • mRelief, enabling over 100,000 families to gain access to SNAP Benefits (food stamps)
  • Coalition for Queens, improving incomes of low-income adults 4x through programming training

3. We ran a program that resourced them with an army of support, ranging from $100,000 in grant funding to nine months of support from world-class mentors, fundraising coaches, leadership coaches, financial modelers, and access to hundreds of potential funders


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