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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.

 
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Individual Giving

If It Does Good, Feel It

Benefiting emotionally from altruistic behavior doesn’t lessen—indeed, it increases—other people’s regard for that behavior.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
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Education

A “Value Added” Evaluation

Teachers who help boost students’ test scores also have a notable impact on students’ long-term outcomes.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
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Impact Investing

Sharing the Stage

The example of venture philanthropy in Europe shows how old and new forms of practice can coexist.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
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Health

Ends and Means

In the way that people think about end-of-life care, moral and economic motives converge and commingle.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 

Economic Development

Past Isn’t Always Prologue

For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.

 

Economic Development

A More Perfect Union?

New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.

 

Foundations

Uncertain Legacy

Can the history of a century-old foundation amount to more than the sum of its grants?

Reviewed By Peter Frumkin | Spring 2015