Reports

Building Momentum in the Fight Against Food Waste: Five Promising Areas For Change
February 2016

The New Venture Fund, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation’s YieldWise initiative, retained Arabella Advisors to identify transformational opportunities and implementation requirements to accelerate food waste reduction. This process included assessing the landscape of food waste actors, innovative new voices, and existing efforts; identifying gaps in the field; and engaging partners across the food industry to shape thinking on five crucial intervention areas in food waste reduction.

 

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The Craft of Prize Design: Lessons From the Public Sector
June 2014

The New Venture Fund incubated the Fund for Research on Public Sector Incentive Prizes, a donor collaborative consisting of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Case Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation, to support the research, development, and release of a report on the effective use of incentive prizes in the public sector. NVF commissioned Doblin, the innovation practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, to draft this report, which provides a framework and tactical suggestions for incentive prize designers looking to drive social, economic, and technological change. The report is the most significant exploration of prizes published in the last five years and provides new trend data, practical design guidance, and case studies with lessons that can be applied to the public, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors.

 

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From Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Across the Career Continuum
April 2014

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year, in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) at American Institutes for Research and five leading national organizations, released a first-of-its-kind exploratory survey of over 300 National and State Teachers of the Year that analyzes the professional experiences and supports that these STOYs believe most influenced their growth and eventual excellence as a teacher.

 

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Engage a Range of Stakeholders to Strengthen Program Strategy: A case study of the planning process at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
November 2013

The New Venture Fund retained Arabella Advisors to provide facilitation support to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation as its Children, Family, and Communities Program (CFC) reassessed its strategy. This case study illustrates how meaningfully engaging stakeholders throughout strategic planning adds value to the process and the resulting plan.

 

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Re-Imagining Teaching: Five Structures to Transform the Profession
October 2013

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year released its first white paper about how to improve the stature of teaching so to attract and retain more great teachers. This paper explores five key structures that have the potential to transform teaching into a profession that fosters continuous improvement, high expectations, and shared accountability.

 

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Planning for Offshore Energy Development: How Marine Spatial Planning Could Improve the Leasing/Permitting Processes for Offshore Wind and Offshore Oil/Natural Gas Development
June 2013

The New Venture Fund’s Fund for Ocean Economic Research engaged an Analysis Group team to prepare an independent white paper analyzing the current regulatory environment for developing energy resources located in US ocean waters. This paper contains the Analysis Group’s recommendations based on that research.

 

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Engage Donors to Increase Impact
June 2013

This report researched and written by Arabella Advisors makes the case for methods to implement donor partnerships and presents the elements of successful collaboratives. This research was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

 

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Post Fiscal Cliff Polling
January 2013

Americans for Tax Fairness and Hart Polling have conducted a poll that shows that even after the fiscal cliff debate in December, Americans still support progressive tax reform. A majority of Americans support asking the wealthiest two percent of Americans and large corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

 

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