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Expeditionary Learning Named One of the Most Promising Social Strategies

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    April Hattori

 

Expeditionary Learning, a leading K-12 education non-profit at the forefront of the movement to raise expectations and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools, received important validation of its approach to teaching and learning by being included in the Social Impact Exchange’s new Scaling Marketplace.

The Scaling Marketplace is a new philanthropic initiative where funders are joining forces to support non-profits that are bringing the most promising social strategies to scale. It enables funders across the country to easily connect the right growth investments to evidence-based, game-changing non-profits.

“We are honored to be included in this innovative program.  It opens up new opportunities to connect with supporters who are looking for an approach that has a proven impact on student achievement as well as an intentional focus on citizenship and character," said Scott Hartl, president & CEO of Expeditionary Learning.

Potential co-funders connect with the non-profits through an online platform. The Marketplace is similar to a private placement marketplace in the for-profit sector, where co-investors come together to finance specific growth plans. The opt-in nature of the Scaling Marketplace allows funders to co-fund based on their interests and program areas.

Expeditionary Learning is one of five education-focused nonprofits and four health-focused nonprofit organizations in the Scaling Marketplace.  Collectively, they are looking to raise a total of $140 million in growth capital from a current membership of 69 active funders.

 

About the Social Impact Exchange

Social Impact Exchange is a national membership association dedicated to working with funders to build a marketplace that efficiently delivers capital to the most effective nonprofits, so they can spread their impact and improve the lives of millions. By creating standards to evaluate impact, identifying and tracking highly effective nonprofits, and fostering significant collaborative funding to scale up top social interventions, the Exchange helps foundations, donors, business, and government increase the power of giving to achieve greater social good. The Exchange was established in 2009 with Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, and currently has nearly 5,000 members. To learn more, visit www.socialimpactexchange.org.