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Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

 
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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.

 
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Equal Effort

Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lay a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

 

The Artful Juggler

Foundation CEOs play a complex, ever-more-demanding role—a role that may not lend itself to on-the-job training.

 

Planning Meets Strategy

The work of transforming an organization starts with a readiness to question its scale, its scope, and even its core identity.

 

Lost in Translation

It’s time for people in the nonprofit community to reclaim the language of nonprofit evaluation.

 

A Global Family Affair

Philanthropic efforts funded by private family wealth—long common in the United States—are on the rise worldwide.

 

Fundamentals, Not Fads

The experience of prize-winning social sector leaders highlights the enduring lessons of nonprofit management. Part one of a six-part series.

 
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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.