Slingshot News and Insight

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

 


 

CNBC article: "Hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones gets emotional about his daughter getting coronavirus"

“This is the most important time for people to help the most poor because they’re the ones who are going to suffer the most.” – Paul Tudor Jones, founder of   Robin Hood, native Memphian and Slingshot's Ex-Officio Board Director. Around minute 22 in his interview with CNBC, Paul discusses the impact COVID-19 will have on our under-resourced neighbors across the nation. Click here to watch the interview. Read More
at Friday, March 27, 2020

The compounding effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting our under-resourced neighbors.

The compounding effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting our under-resourced neighbors. Amazing nonprofits on the front lines are taking hits too. But in times of crisis, the resilience of our nonprofit partners shines through most clearly. Let’s provide them with the resources necessary to love and protect our most vulnerable neighbors. In the coming weeks, Slingshot will share hope-filled stories of creative and bold nonprofits making data-driven and compassionate... Read More
at Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Slingshot is focused on identifying the best ways to invest resources - financial and otherwise.

We don't have all the answers, nobody does. But our team, alongside our high-impact partenr organizations, are working overtime to gauge the poverty-fighting landscape and make quick, data-informed decisions. Slingshot is focused on identifying the best ways to invest resources - financial and otherwise. In the coming days and weeks, Slingshot will continue shining light on the needs of our under-resourced neighbors and some of our cities most amazing poverty-fighters. Read More
at Sunday, March 22, 2020

Even with uncertainty, in the fight against poverty, we can know things. And knowing things really matters right now.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time… Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: ‘Too late.’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Even with uncertainty, in the fight against poverty, we can know things.... Read More
at Friday, March 20, 2020

Join us, it matters now more than ever. #beaslingshot

To promote a results-driven poverty-fighting ecosystem, Slingshot has spent the past 3.5 years assembling a rare brain trust to unearth actionable intelligence. This is an opportune time to apply our efforts, significantly contribute to the COVID-19 response and leverage our unique position in the community. Join us, it matters now more than ever.   # beaslingshot  Read More
at Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Slingshot would like to recognize and thank our partners and other poverty-fighting nonprofits.

Slingshot would like to recognize and thank our partners and other poverty-fighting nonprofits working to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors continue to receive nutritious meals, housing and other services during the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Please consider giving, and giving generously at times like these when our under-resourced neighbors need you the most. #InItTogether Read More
at Friday, March 13, 2020

We're currently looking for impact assessment interns to join us this summer.

Interested in learning more about social impact and measurement? We're currently looking for impact assessment interns to join us this summer. For more information, please click here:  https://bit.ly/3avhygI  Read More
at Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Meet Doug Campbell – Chief Knowledge Officer and economics educator extraordinaire!

He brings to the team years of experience in research, community engagement, and nonprofit administration.  Read More
at Friday, March 6, 2020

Last week, Team Slingshot, our partners and key supporters had the privilege of hearing from Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.

Last week, Team Slingshot, our partners and key supporters had the privilege of hearing from Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, at cityCURRENT Signature breakfast. Thank you for the inspiration! Read More
at Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Slingshot is seeking an experienced, driven, self-motivated individual to help manage our daily operations.

  Interested in learning more about this part-time position? Visit:   https://bit.ly/2TiKxy0 Read More
at Wednesday, March 4, 2020