Between 2008 and 2012, The New Prosperity Initiative (NPi), publicized the efforts of individuals and organizations working to build social and economic prosperity in and around Boston, Massachusetts and later, throughout New England and Detroit and a few locations worldwide. Through media and events, we aimed to help weave a network of ideas and solutions aimed addressing the root causes of systemic social and economic issues. As our work evolved, we began entering the conversation on systems change and emergence and began leading workshops like “Social Media Meets Purpose” and “Rethinking Careers in Social Change for the 21st Century”.
With a small core staff, a team of volunteers and interns, we produced interviews, articles, podcasts, and videos intended to share knowledge and wisdom. We hosted community dialogues connecting local leaders and citizens to discuss lessons learned, current projects, and potential collaborations. In 2009 and 2010 we were honored to be named semi-finalists for the Echoing Green fellowship. In 2010 and 2011, we proudly partnered with See Jane Do, The Berkana Institute, and RootCause. In 2011, we began hosting conversations and workshops at places like the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bentley University, See Jane Do’s Passion Into Action conference, and the Kauffman Foundation. At the core of NPi were co-founders Jeanne Dasaro and Lex Schroeder. Stay in touch by emailing us at jeanne.dasaro [at] gmail.com and lexwrites [at] gmail.com.
For other organizations doing fantastic work in this space of solutions journalism, storytelling, and connecting leaders working on systemic/related issues, please check out: Stanford Social Innovation Review, Yes! Magazine, Solutions Journal, GOOD Magazine, Dowser, Root Cause, See Jane Do, PopTech!, Walk Out Walk On, and The Center for Courage and Renewal.