Voices

Blue Meridian’s leaders share their ideas, inspiration, and lessons learned from the field.

Voices

Apr 21, 2022

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Justice and Mobility Fund leader and Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy.

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Feb 25, 2022

A conversation between Nancy Roob and The Business of Giving podcast’s Denver Frederick

CEO Nancy Roob joins Denver Frederick's The Business of Giving Podcast to discuss Blue Meridian's pioneering approach to finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that trap young people and families in poverty in the United States.

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Feb 22, 2022

Leader reflections: Meeting the trials of prolonged crises with pivots and resilience

Investee leaders within Blue Meridian Partners’ Nationwide Solutions portfolio have maintained their focus on growing the reach, impact, and influence of their models, even amidst the disruption of the COVID-19…

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Jan 26, 2022

Collaborating for Greater Influence and Impact

CEO Nancy Roob joins other leaders in philanthropy to discuss how collaboration, advocacy, and an “equity lens” are reshaping philanthropy.

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Dec 1, 2021

Meeting Scale with Scale

Bringing together philanthropists and social sector leaders, Blue Meridian seeks to scale solutions to the problems facing young people and families in poverty in the US.

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Aug 16, 2021

Want to find more workers? Make it easier to hire people with criminal records.

Writing for the Washington Post, Blue Meridian CEO Nancy Roob, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, and Schusterman Family Philanthropies chair Stacy Schusterman push for fair chance hiring practices for Americans with criminal records.

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Aug 13, 2021

Barron’s Live: Justice and Economic Mobility

Managing Director Mindy Tarlow and Tanya Coke, director of the gender, racial, and ethnic justice program at the Ford Foundation, join the Barron's Live podcast to discuss the Justice and Mobility Fund with Penta senior writer Abby Schultz.

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Jul 13, 2021

Creating Economic Opportunity for Justice-Impacted People and Communities

Mindy Tarlow, Managing Director and Justice and Mobility Fund lead, shares her thoughts on how criminal justice reform can impact economic opportunity and relays how her past experience drives her to meet this moment.

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Jun 16, 2021

Leader Reflections on The Studio Experience

Leaders of the latest organizations to join The Studio @ Blue Meridian share their experience in The Studio.

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Oct 29, 2020

Preparing for Scaling: Innovating to Think Big and Tackle Barriers

One year after The Studio @ Blue Meridian made its first investments, Managing Director and strategic lead, Lizz Pawlson, reflects on the purpose of accelerating organizations’ readiness for scale and how we have adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.