Boston+Acumen Impact Circles

Acumen was founded in 2001 as a philanthropic entity focused on poverty reduction. Importantly, it committed itself to investing patient capital bridges the gap between the efficiency and scale of market-based approaches and the social impact of traditional philanthropy. Not quite a foundation and not quite a venture capital fund. It also started +Acumen to … Continue reading Boston+Acumen Impact Circles

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida set forth a predictable pattern of mass public outrage and concentrated political apathy. Yes, the NRA really is that powerful. This time, however, the level of activism that has emerged feels more potent. That includes many forceful rejoinders from the high-school survivors of the … Continue reading Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Climate Coalition of Somerville crash course on zoning

The City of Somerville is looking for public comment on its proposed new zoning code, so that it can finally revamp a century-old code. And it's reasonably well thought out. But it's also an opportunity to push the city to be more aggressive in setting out a code that will help it achieve its own … Continue reading Climate Coalition of Somerville crash course on zoning