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The Embedded Enterprise

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

 

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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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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Training in Progress

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

 

Feeding Relationships

Social capital has enabled Second Harvest Japan to overcome cultural resistance to its operating model. Includes magazine extras.

 

An Absorbing Problem

To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

Known Quantity

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.

 
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A Good Ending

Leaders at the Atlantic Philanthropies are modeling best practices for winding down a large, high-profile foundation. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Rethinking Poverty

Recent discoveries in brain science shed light on what holds the poor back—and on how to help them get ahead.