Slingshot News and Insight

Take a look at the latest news, insight, and updates from the Slingshot team.



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Our team attended the opening preview reception, followed with a presentation by international leaders at the Paris Peace Forum.

On the evening of November 11, our team participated in the opening preview reception. The following morning, the Forum officially open with a presentation by French President Emmanuel Macron and other international leaders. Follow us on Twitter for live updates from this exciting event. Read More
at Monday, November 11, 2019

Slingshot travels to Paris to participate in the Paris Peace Forum.

This weekend, our team traveled to Paris to prepare for the Paris Peace Forum. Justin, Yoan and Harriet are safely in Paris, and are preparing for two days of idea-sharing and collaborating with a global community of leaders. Follow us on Twitter for live updates from the team. Read More
at Monday, November 11, 2019

The Daily Memphian Article: "Nonprofit Slingshot Memphis taking its poverty-fighting algorithm to Paris"

Slingshot is presenting at the Paris Peace Forum this week. Learn how our presence will shine a light on Memphis in this article by the Daily Memphian. Read More
at Sunday, November 10, 2019

We shouldn't – and don't – hold back.

Slingshot strives to invest each dollar raised in the most expeditious and strategic way possible. Read More
at Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thank you, Measurement Funders and Board of Directors.

Our Measurement Funders and Board of Directors are committed to covering all operating costs. This unique framework guarantees that every cent of every dollar invested into Slingshot's IMPACT Fund will go directly to our city's highest-performing poverty-fighting programs. To know and celebrate this amazing group, click here . Read More
at Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We believe that fighting poverty must be a collaborative process.

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at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fighters are redefining the future for our neighbors in poverty.

Fighters in Memphis are redefining the future for our neighbors living in poverty. We identify, assess and support these fighters because they make our communities better places to live. Slingshot's model is hope-filled. Read More
at Friday, November 1, 2019

What would have happened were it not for our existence and work?

Counterfactuals identify what would have happened were it not for an organization's existence and work. The question a counterfactual asks is: If this organization did not deliver this particular service, who else might have delivered this program? What other opportunities might there be already in existence that can be maximized? Are there any? This line of questioning allows us to remove the noise and focus exclusively on the impact created because of a specific effort. Read More
at Thursday, October 31, 2019

Slingshot is going global.

Slingshot's methodology and Memphis will soon be at the forefront of a global conversation on fighting poverty. We are headed to the Paris Peace Forum, and we are spotlighting the generosity that exists in Memphis. Nowhere is that generosity better exemplified than in your support. Thank you for your commitment to changing the way we change Memphis. To download Slingshot's Q3 2019 Stakeholder Report, click  here . Read More
at Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Evaluation is essential...

Especially when your work is dedicated to improving the lives of people and communities you love. Grace is paramount in our assessment process – we lift up impactful interventions and empower nonprofits to adjust. Our assessment is not a judgment of intention, but an opportunity to alleviate more burdens of poverty for our neighbors. Read More
at Tuesday, October 22, 2019