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Announcing Impact Investor Geoff Davis as our CEO
Davis is a seasoned entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur turned impact investor, and his most recent position was CEO & Managing Partner of Cicero Impact Capital. He will bring his wealth of experience and knowledge to Sorenson Impact.
From Intention to Active Anti-Racism: We Must and Will Do Better
As a Center, we are reflecting, listening, and engaging in honest conversations about our power and privilege. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable and sharing as we work toward anti-racist policy and practice. We must and will do better.
Vital Data to Support Children during Covid-19
Children are among those most affected by food shortages, diminished public services, mental health strain, and worsening poverty wrought by the pandemic.
Ramping Up Our Response
Understanding the social context of the Covid-19 spread will be essential to informed policy discussions. This analysis is not meant to replace peer-reviewed research, but to open a discussion on the type of social impact analysis that should be conducted on the spread and impacts of Covid-19.
Announcing 2020 Winter Innovation Summit Content
We are thrilled to share that Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Case Foundation CEO Jean Case will both be featured main stage speakers at the upcoming Winter Innovation Summit.
A Playbook for Designing Social Impact Measurement
Thinking about social impact measurement on a spectrum can help organizations develop a clear, evidence-based idea of how or why their programs work.
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Shaping the Future of Higher Ed By Listening to Students
Higher education has been upended. Institutions are balancing budget cuts, the risks of Covid-19 transmission on campus, virtual and in-person instruction, and the retention of students deeply concerned about their futures.
Brigham City's reborn Union Block Building kick-starts statewide rural development
Appearing at a newly redeveloped historic Main Street building on Tuesday, a White House official announced a $550,000 grant to spur rural Utah economic revival projects.
Developing A New Rural Playbook for Investment And Opportunity Zone Insights
Utah’s rural counties faced investment challenges years before the Covid-19 pandemic. A playbook aimed at gathering resources for a new generation of rural investment is set to play an important role in the state’s rural recovery.
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Sorenson Impact Portfolio
We believe that profound social impact is contingent on leveraging four cohesive strategies: data science, community engagement, innovative finance, and impact storytelling.
The Status of Utah's Female and Minority Small Business Owners
The Sorenson Impact Center was contracted by JPMorgan Chase & Co to define the market for women and minority run businesses in the state of Utah as well as provide recommendations for how this market could be strengthened.
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Strategic Plan: 2019–2025
The Sorenson Impact Center was contracted to develop a strategic plan for the State of Utah’s most extensive arts education program. The Center created a long-term expansion plan for the BTSALP so that every student in Utah benefits from arts instruction and arts- integrated learning experiences.
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The Center Receives Federal Grant to Support Diversity in Entrepreneurship
The Sorenson Impact Center, a think tank housed at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The Importance of Innovation to Improve Housing Affordability
The nation faces a significant housing affordability crisis. At the end of the first Quarter, 2012, 77.5% of new and existing home sales were affordable to a family earning the local median income.
The Sorenson Impact Center Launches the Opportunity Zones Task Force and Upcoming Opportunity Zones Catalyst Challenge
The Sorenson Impact Center, along with its founding partners today launched The Opportunity Zones Task Force, and forthcoming Opportunity Zones Catalyst Challenge.
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