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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

Systems Change Should Lift Up Beneficiary Voices

When collaborating on systems transformation, we must include both program beneficiaries and institutional leaders.

By Peter Long | Apr. 1, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Turning Empathy into Action

How the nature of design thinking complements and strengthens collective impact frameworks.

By Kate Hanisian & Shiloh Turner | Mar. 31, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Is Excel Making Your Nonprofit Mediocre?

Nonprofits need to use more-sophisticated client- and program-tracking platforms to meet the expectations of today’s funders.

By Curtis Chang | 4 | Mar. 30, 2015
 

Health

Looking Beyond Our Borders for Better Results

When seeking solutions to social issues, we must look to new horizons but stay true to our values.

By Brian Quinn | 1 | Mar. 27, 2015
 

DIY PR

How one organization took advantage of a major transition to move away from third-party vendors and build an in-house communications team.

By Melissa Skolfield | 8 | Mar. 26, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Purpose as a Collective Practice

Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective.

By Gabriela Gandel & Tatiana Glad | 2 | Mar. 25, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Developing Resilient Global Leaders

To create lifelong global leaders, organizations need to help young people practice resiliency, reflection, and vulnerability.

By Barbara Bush & Emily Moore | 1 | Mar. 24, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Relationship Advice for Cross-Sector Collaborators

When two organizations bond across sectoral lines, how do you keep the fire going?

By Dana O’Donovan & Shruti Sehra | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Raising the Standards for Development Finance

A look at proposed changes to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and where to set the bar on managing risk.

By Colin Scott | 2 | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Managing vs. Measuring Impact Investment

How a shift in mindset from impact measurement to impact management can lead to stronger social outcomes: a case study of Huntington Capital Fund III.

By Morgan Simon | 2 | Mar. 20, 2015