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Social Entrepreneurship

Cause for Reflection

The story of Cause, a “philanthropub” that closed 14 months after it opened, offers vital lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Includes magazine extras.

 

Human Rights

Grassroots Power

Supplement to the article “Empowering Women at the Grassroots.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Human Rights

Empowering Women at the Grassroots

In many parts of the world, corporations today are cultivating partnerships with locally rooted organizations that promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Philanthropy

Disruption for Good

Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.

 
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Government

Co-Creation in Government

Bringing innovation to the public sector is famously difficult. But efforts that open up the public sector value chain to multiple stakeholders can deliver impressive results.

 
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Environment

Using Economic Forces to Conserve Nature

Conservationists are devising new ways to strategically use financial incentives—such as conservation easements—to preserve nature.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

The Embedded Enterprise

To reach base-of-the-pyramid markets, entrepreneurs need to align their business models with customers’ lives.

 

Foundations

Adventures in Adaptation

One funder’s willingness to shift course strategically has been crucial to sustaining a decade-long education initiative.

 
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Health

School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.

 
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Board Governance

Training in Progress

A program at Credit Suisse helps high-level employees—and valued clients—to master the art of nonprofit board service.