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Nonprofit Management

Achieving Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth

Emerging lessons on using data and resources to improve the prospects of young people.

 
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Nonprofit Management

Making Public Policy Collective Impact Friendly

Government policies too often impede, rather than enhance, collaborative efforts.

 
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Impact Investing

The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens creates financial returns and improves the lives of women and girls and their communities.

 
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Microfinance

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.

 
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Impact Investing

A New Vision for Funding Science

Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.

 

Economic Development

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.

 
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Urban Development

Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 

Health

Built WELL

Taking a lead from LEED certification, a new standard aims to promote healthy construction of homes, offices, and other structures.

 
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Civil Society

From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 

Education

Mentor for America

Thanks to the New Teacher Center, beginning educators gain support that will help them thrive in a challenging profession.