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Nonprofit Management

Aligning Collective Impact Initiatives

Communities can suffer from too many initiatives, creating overlap, inefficiency, and frustration.

 
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Nonprofit Management

Learning in Action: Evaluating Collective Impact

Successful collective impact initiatives embed evaluation in their DNA and use it to make better decisions about the future.

 

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.