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Kevin Starr

Kevin_Starr Kevin Starr directs the Mulago Foundation and the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program.

 

Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact | 7 | Sep. 2, 2014

 

A simple way to think about investment and design.

Get Out of the Office | 12 | Jan. 30, 2014

 

You’ll never get what’s going on out there by sitting in here.

Stumbling into Philanthropy | 4 | Nov. 4, 2013

 

Turning a bunch of money into a lot of impact.

Dump the Prizes | 41 | Aug. 22, 2013

 

Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.

At Least Take Down the Signs | 5 | May. 31, 2013

 

Old-school development and its rusting reminders.

Be Nice. Fund Results. Minimize Hassle. Help Out. | 8 | Apr. 4, 2013

 

The word from the trenches on how funders can make life easier for everyone.

Premature Incorporation | 22 | Dec. 11, 2012

 

Don’t let it happen to you.

Real World Impact Measurement | 1 | Sep. 24, 2012

 

“Good enough” = simple enough to do, but rigorous enough to mean something.

The Eight-Word Mission Statement | 26 | Sep. 18, 2012

 

Don’t settle for more.

The Trouble With Impact Investing, P3 | 6 | Jul. 11, 2012

 

Real impact investing is not for the timid.

Another Look at “Carbon for Water” in Western Kenya | 2 | Mar. 12, 2012

 

There needs to be more scrutiny around the use of the LifeStraw water filter and more debate about the validity of its carbon for water deal.

The Trouble With Impact Investing: P1 | 24 | Jan. 24, 2012

 

There's only one bottom line. It ought to be impact.

Just Give ’Em the Money: The Power and Pleasure of Unrestricted Funding | 72 | Aug. 3, 2011

 

Unrestricted money makes an organization work smoothly, enables innovation, and provides fuel for growth.

Thirty Million Dollars, a Little Bit of Carbon, and a Lot of Hot Air | 35 | Jun. 16, 2011

 

Carbon for Water is engaged in a loopy funding scheme and offers a lousy public health solution.

New School Economics | 2 | May. 18, 2011

 

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

It’s Not About the Tea | 30 | Apr. 26, 2011

 

By and large, the Central Asia Institute's supporters went for a feel-good story, didn’t do their homework, and didn’t ask the right questions with the Three Cups of Tea dust up.

Impact Market Failure | 16 | Apr. 7, 2011

 

It comes down to this: We’re all operating in a dysfunctional market for impact.

Go Big or Go Home | Sep. 2, 2008

 

One foundation's approach to maximum impact.