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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

A “Watch-Out” for Private Foundations Offering Prizes

No-strings-attached prizes incentivize innovation, but private foundations need to structure them carefully to avoid prohibitive penalty taxes.

 

Impact Investing

Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact

Investors need ways to gauge social impact and business health. Cross-subsidy models can help.

By Mirza Jahani & Elizabeth West | May. 27, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Building a Bigger Tent for Effective Philanthropy

By embracing a more-inclusive outreach approach, effective philanthropy advocates can attract more funders.

By Paul Connolly | 1 | May. 26, 2015
 
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Health

Connecting Big-Picture Theories with Community Experience

Blending practices and theory to improve health outcomes outside the clinical setting.

By Nancy Knopf | May. 26, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 

Health

Building Trust with Communities of Color

Strategies for engaging communities of color in local health initiatives.

 

Food

Between Listening and Doing

A “whole health” approach to improving access to food and food education.

By Philip Sambol | 1 | May. 19, 2015
 
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Foundations

Investing in Networks Grows Impact

Participation in a network allows foundations to leverage their individual investment by surfacing multiple, ongoing opportunities for collaborative grantmaking.

By Madeleine Taylor | May. 18, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

By Paul Klein | 22 | May. 15, 2015
 

Global Issues

Building a Global Humanitarian Aid Hub

Humanitarian aid needs a broader platform for collaborative innovation and resource management.

By Samira Khan | 3 | May. 15, 2015