It’s time to put an end to the “flat world” thinking that guides the work of all too many social change organizations.
Increasing numbers of businesses are adopting a social mission as an integral part of their work.
In Nepal, a US-based nonprofit is partnering with the national government to deliver full-service medical care in remote areas.
An international design award based in Denmark celebrates products and projects that aim “to improve life.”
An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
A "big think" look at the future of capitalism fails to reckon with the factors that make capitalism so resilient.
In China, a new kind of NGO has started to embed the values of civil society in its provision of social services.
To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.
To sustain collective impact, we must bring more rigor to the practice by drawing on lessons from a diverse array of communities to define what truly makes this work unique.
Grantmakers can catalyze connections and lay the groundwork for collective impact initiatives to take shape.
Can new insights from biology help us reimagine scaling up?
Understanding the division within the sharing economy is an essential step toward engaging the values-driven segment of that economy with our social change missions.
Philanthropy can help educators find, create, and demand better options for students.
Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy.
A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems.
Mainstream companies are just starting to pay attention to consumers with nonstandard preferences and needs; social enterprises have sought to serve these customers for years.
The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Recommendations for foundations seeking to exit a program area or close down responsibly.
We must move beyond the profit proxy as a shorthand way of determining whether a business is successful or not, and whether it is social or not.
Making the leap—15 insights on leadership and transition from the frontlines of professional education.
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Traditional tools for evaluation and measurement fail to take into account the complexity of an interconnected and digitized world.
Three evolving approaches to evaluation in social enterprise could change its use in a significant way.
In this panel discussion, experts address how the social sector must ask the right questions when developing metrics.
In this audio lecture, Brenda Zimmerman suggests approaches for addressing complexity in evaluation systems of social enterprise.
Ned Breslin and Jacob Lief discuss funding for long-term impact in the current philanthropic system.
How do we prevent collaboration from sweeping through nonprofits as a passing fad?
Personal connections and influence can be crucial in garnering support for an organization’s cause.
Technology can enable micro-contributions that allow individuals to accomplish difficult tasks in place of institutional approaches.
Dr. James Doty highlights our "compassion deficit" and the need to recognize the societal and individual benefits of altruism.
Host Ned Breslin speaks with the RYOT founders about their plans to disrupt traditional media by allowing people to “Become the News.”
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Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are among the newest and most promising innovations within the impact investing space. Four years after the first SIB launched…
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