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Innovation and Change in the Non-Profit Sector

I recently came across a great post on the Idealist Blog: “3 Tips for making the most of failure.” In the post, Christine Prefontaine offers her insights into how innovators in the non-profit sector can learn from failure. […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Misc, Policy|0 Comments

Purple Binder Wins Social New Venture Challenge

Last week Purple Binder won top prize in University of Chicago's 2013 Social New Venture Challenge 2013. We are incredibly grateful to the team that joined us for the competition: Lauren Webb, Lauren Johnson and Laura Morales. All three are students at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Going forward, they will [...]

By |May 30th, 2013|Startups|0 Comments

Planting the Seeds

Maybe you’ve heard, “you’re only as good as your sources,” or “knowledge is power,” or even “fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” Here at Purple Binder, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why this summer a team of Callers, or as we like to call ourselves, the Purple People, has been researching, checking and double-checking [...]

By |August 9th, 2012|Misc|0 Comments

The Pilot Goes Public

Six weeks ago, we decided to run with an idea that we’d been mulling for a while: building a tool that helps social workers and hospitals find, track, and share social services. We started talking to social workers and building a basic prototype of the site. Three weeks ago, we gave a small group of folks the [...]

By |May 1st, 2012|Misc|0 Comments

A Smarter Safety Net

These days, it seems like internet is eating the world. Looking for a place to grab a bite? There’s a site for that. Searching for a good doctor? Ditto. Shopping for a new home? The web’s got your back. You’d be forgiven, then, for thinking that everything is online. But it’s not - not even close. Take [...]

By |April 4th, 2012|Misc|0 Comments