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Meet the Latest Innovations to Receive $150,000 Investment

by The Workers Lab, on July 7, 2020 at 5:58 AM
Together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Workers Lab has an exciting announcement. We have three winners whose ideas have won an investment from The Innovation Fund.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

The Workers Lab Announces Adrian Haro as Permanent CEO

by The Workers Lab, on June 30, 2020 at 5:59 AM
At The Workers Lab we are thrilled to share that Adrian Haro is our permanent CEO. He becomes the second Latino/a and queer CEO in our organization's history.
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Topics: In The News

Sharing the Impact of Emergency Cash

by Adrian Haro, on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Two years ago, we set out to explore the impact that emergency cash could make in the lives of gig workers. On May 21, we shared findings from the Workers Strength Fund in a virtual briefing.
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Topics: Design Sprint

Finalists Seek Funding for Ideas to Improve Workers' Lives

by Tiffany Ferguson, on June 3, 2020 at 4:15 PM
We called for ideas to improve workers' lives and Innovators answered in a big way. We received a record number of ideas to support workers and we’re excited to share our nine Finalists.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

The Workers Lab Knows How to Get Emergency Cash to Workers

by The Workers Lab, on May 4, 2020 at 4:51 PM
The Workers Fund was profiled by Fast Company and Mashable on May 1 - which was International Workers Day. Both of these publications reach over 25 million viewers.
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Topics: In The News| Design Sprint

Spring Funding Cycle Closes with Hundreds of Ideas for Social Impact

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 28, 2020 at 8:24 AM
The Spring 2020 cycle of The Innovation Fund has closed! From all around the world and all around the U.S., we heard from 378 non-profits, social justice groups, entrepreneurs, and labor unions...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Fighting for Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by The Workers Lab, on April 17, 2020 at 5:24 PM
NationSwell published a great interview with our Interim CEO Adrian Haro about why our work matters so much right now. During the interview, Adrian discusses how workers who were vulnerable before...
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Topics: In The News

Social Impact Funds Available For Ideas That Support Workers

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Social entrepreneurs, co-ops and other organizations often struggle to secure funding. Traditional startup funds often favor ideas that can be sold for a profit, and grants may be limited to...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

A Message about the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund and COVID-19

by Adrian Haro, on March 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM
As COVID-19 turned from a news story that seemed far away to a national emergency here at home, we've been working to understand how to adjust our programming and be responsive to our partners and...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Apply Now for the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund

by Tiffany Ferguson, on March 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM
My sister is a passionate high school teacher looking for ways to increase her skills and pay so she can help her eldest with college expenses. To her disappointment, none of the certification and...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

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