Regardless of who wins the presidential election in November, 2012, many new faces will appear in administrative positions in the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce and Council on Environmental Quality. Those people will have enormous influence over the shape and direction of conservation policy for the next four years. This proposal by the New Venture Fund would support its efforts to identify qualified candidates for 18 of the most influential positions in the four agencies. The work consists of three phases: 1) identify qualified individuals and develop profiles on each, 2) Create media and speaking opportunities for top candidates designed to gain attention for their ideas and qualifications, and; 3) evaluate the outcomes of the effort to determine its effectiveness in recruiting qualified candidates for the 18 identified positions.
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for the Sum of Us Project
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that hosts and incubates a wide range of conservation, education, global health, and other charitable projects. The Hub will undertake The Sum of Us Project, which aims to advance a race-conscious economic narrative to replace the zero-sum paradigm that undergirds so many neoliberal policy debates. The project will amplify the core concepts from the 2021 book by Heather McGhee, “The Sum of Us,” marshalling evidence of racism’s role in the rise of neoliberalism and inequality, while promoting solutions for broad-based prosperity. The grant supports multimedia content creation, strategic communications, virtual convenings, research, advising and program support and administration. Broader understanding of the intersections of race and class will improve policy design and help to provide a new common sense within the field of economic justice experts and advocates.
for the Tech Talent Project
The Tech Talent Project is a nonpartisan fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. Its mission is to increase the ability of the U.S. government to recruit and retain modern technical leaders in order to achieve critical economic, societal, and human outcomes. Tech Talent operates as a nonprofit recruiting and advisory group that collaborates closely with government agencies to identify and document critical needs; advises on best practices; and recruits, vets, and matches a diverse, highly qualified pool of technical leaders that have relevant technical skills and a desire to serve in government.