Slingshot News and Insight

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


 

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Slingshot's Q2 2020 Stakeholder Report

There is a gap in the way we have traditionally fought poverty. On one side are poverty-fighting nonprofits who seek to maximize their impact without an effective way to measure it. On the other side are funders who seek to alleviate poverty without an effective way to understand the benefits generated from their charitable investments. This gap inhibits the optimal allocation of resources to the most effective poverty-fighting interventions. Four years ago, Slingshot Memphis was formed to... Read More
at Friday, July 31, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc. has served veterans in Shelby County for over thirty years, assisting military veterans to reintegrate into society, often after achieving recovery and rehabilitation from debilitating mental and physical conditions. Slingshot is honored to work alongside Alpha Omega, the only permanent supportive housing facility in the area solely for veterans. Read More
at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

When we identify what works, we celebrate it.

When we identify what works, we celebrate it. When we discover what isn’t working, or what could work better, we provide concrete recommendations on ways to increase effectiveness and impact. Read More
at Monday, July 20, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Tech901

As industry continues to move into Memphis, IT jobs are increasingly in demand and there are not enough qualified applicants to fill positions. Tech901 was created to train a Memphis workforce to meet the growing and evolving needs of careers in the IT field. Students flourish in these programs, uncovering talents and proclivities for work in technology while simultaneously unlocking career paths that provide a meaningful wage. We’re honored to partner with Tech901 and continue to... Read More
at Friday, July 17, 2020

To create more justice, we are called to relinquish more.

We’re blurring boundaries to become a city that invests in impact. We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. To create more justice, we are called to relinquish more. And we are called to do so faster and with more impact. This demands more urgency and transparency. Read More
at Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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