Slingshot News and Insight

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

 


 

Fighting poverty strategically requires investment in varied interventions.

Fighting poverty strategically requires investment in varied interventions. Slingshot identified four key areas to leverage impact and to diversify our poverty-fighting portfolio: jobs and economic security, education, early childhood/youth and stabilization. Click here to learn more about our high impact investments. Read More
at Monday, July 13, 2020

This week, Slingshot co-founder and board director, Gretchen Wollert McLennon, was named president and CEO of Ballet Memphis.

This week, Slingshot co-founder and board director, Gretchen Wollert McLennon, was named president and CEO of Ballet Memphis . Gretchen's vast experience and exemplary values make her a valuable addition to any organization – we know Ballet Memphis is in the best hands. Congratulations, Gretchen, from the entire Slingshot team. Click here to read the Memphis Business Journal article announcing Gretchen's new role.  Read More
at Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Memphis Inner City Rugby

The physicality of a sport like rugby forges an impenetrable connection among players and coaches. And once you can connect with a player, you can help them chart a life path toward their aspirations. Memphis Inner City Rugby   does tremendous work on and off the field, supporting students across Memphis from the scrum to the schoolhouse. We celebrate their accomplishments and are proud to walk alongside them as a partner. Read More
at Monday, July 6, 2020

Thank you to our friends at Focus Mid-South for including Slingshot in its list of charitable organizations to know about in Memphis.

Thank you to our friends at  Focus Mid-South   for including Slingshot in its list of charitable organizations to know about in Memphis. We are excited to share our mission and desire to recondition the poverty-fighting ecosystem in Memphis. Click here to read the full article from Focus Mid-South.  Read More
at Friday, July 3, 2020

Partner Spotlight: The Collective Blueprint

The Collective Blueprint establishes career pathways and ensures equitable access to support, resources and opportunities that allow young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 to find economic self-sufficiency. Slingshot celebrates its commitment to data-driven poverty-fighting and is excited to share a glimpse into their impact through the statistics below. Read More
at Thursday, July 2, 2020

The extraordinary toll poverty takes on our neighbors and our city is virtually impossible to measure. But the answers aren’t.

The extraordinary toll poverty takes on our neighbors and our city is virtually impossible to measure. But the answers aren’t. Slingshot is forging a data-driven roadmap, attracting and directing more resources toward solutions with the greatest impact – the net change that a given intervention or program creates in a person's life. Are you ready to reimagine the way we fight poverty? Invest in Slinsghot’s IMPACT Fund today. Read More
at Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Do you allocate resources to a donor-advised fund for rainy day giving?

Do you allocate resources to a donor-advised fund for rainy day giving? In Slingshot's 2017 Q3 Stakeholder Report , we wrote, “To reference Mr. Warren Buffett, we know that the rain is coming. What we need now is an ark.” To this end, Slingshot is inspired by David and Jennifer Risher’s call for DAF holders to halve their DAFs by September 2020. Investment now is critical – just as earlier investments in equities grow faster due to compounding interest,... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Slingshot directs contributions toward bold investments.

“Slingshot combines contributions of all different sizes from all different people – from $10 to $1 million dollars – to make bold, big transformative investments in the nonprofits that have the highest potential to do the best work.” - Stinson Liles, Director of Communications, Alliance for Early Success; Board Director, Slingshot Memphis Read More
at Monday, June 29, 2020

Last week, Slingshot announced a historic partnership with MDRC.

Last week, Slingshot announced a historic partnership with MDRC . But what are the implications of this partnership? Slingshot believes that fighting poverty requires collaborative efforts to maximize impact. There is no organization better equipped to evaluate work at the intersection of data-analysis and poverty-fighting than MDRC. With their expertise and insight, Slingshot will be able to better refine its assessment process, which has a ripple effect – helping our... Read More
at Friday, June 26, 2020

Slingshot Memphis and MDRC announce partnership to improve anti-poverty programs

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 16, 2020 – Slingshot Memphis and MDRC today announce a collaborative, working partnership in Memphis, Tennessee — the first of its kind in the region. MDRC and Slingshot are working toward several goals, including enhancing Slingshot’s impact measurement tools and methodology, furthering a strategy to better align the work of multiple stakeholders intended to reduce poverty in Memphis, and co-publishing information about these efforts. ... Read More
at Friday, June 26, 2020