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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 
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Philanthropy

Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is vital to fostering a vibrant community, but how do we deliberately inspire and support a culture of giving?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Sep. 19, 2014
 
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Education

Investing in “Teacher Town, USA”

A group of local donors has set out to transform the teaching profession in Memphis, Tennessee.

By Betsy Doyle & Mike Perigo | Sep. 18, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy and Impact Investing—Stormy Seas, Rocky Shores

The middle ground between traditional philanthropic and commercial spaces is a continuum; we need to shift the dialogue from morals to tools.

 
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Civil Society

Civic Crowdfunding: A New Way of Spending Down?

Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

By Rodrigo Davies | 2 | Sep. 16, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions

Why we must strike a balance between high-volume and high-touch service programs.

By John Cary | 14 | Sep. 15, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Is Something Better than Nothing?

Mission-driven organizations would do well to remember that they become the company they keep, and to take care in choosing the right collaborators.

 
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Foundations

Investing in Leadership to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact

Why some foundations are making leadership development a core part of their grantmaking strategy.

By Ira Hirschfield | 9 | Sep. 11, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Tackling a Looming Fiscal Cliff Head-On

Six lessons from the field.

By Lynsey Wood Jeffries | 3 | Sep. 10, 2014
 

Urban Development

A Working Model for Slum Rehabilitation

How innovative regulation is enabling private capital to deliver social impact and realize attractive returns in Mumbai.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

World Literature on Social Innovation: A Quest

A new book makes an important contribution to a field screaming out for diversity—but may also illustrate why there isn’t more diversity.

By Roshan Paul | 5 | Sep. 8, 2014