Chicago Based Start-up, Solve, Improves Social Capital and Solves Employment Barriers for Over 4,000 Job Seekers from Underinvested Communities in Chicago

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Chicago, IL: Solve’s collaborative network platform for cities connects systematically underemployed jobseekers in Chicago with over 200 social services and employers, improving the social capital of candidates through a referral system. The platform allows job candidates to work directly with nonprofits after completion of what Solve calls a barrier survey, which takes data points on

Three ways tracking data can improve your community-based organization

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Keeping track of data can prove to be difficult for community-based organizations, especially if they are lacking the tools. The services, processes, and costs associated with tracking data can be intimidating, so it’s put on the back burner. Still, tracking data is incredibly important for an organization’s growth. Fortunately, managing data can be affordable and