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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Intrapreneurship for Higher Education Reform

Three lessons for intrapreneurship’s emerging community of practice.

 
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Individual Giving

Three More Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

How strategic use of social media, project-based donations, and peer-to-peer fundraising can build a base of millennial supporters.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 3 | Aug. 14, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Mission-Driven Business

Increased cross-sector collaboration has allowed businesses to use the power of capitalism to solve social problems—an introduction to the fall 2014 issue.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Values-Based, Results-Driven Leaders

Developing leaders who understand shared values and focus on results leads to successful, sustainable social change.

By Stephan Bauer | 1 | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Evolution of Impact Investment in India

A look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach over the last 14 years.

By Nisha Dutt & Usha Ganesh | Aug. 11, 2014
 

Foundations

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

Focus, flexibility, and fortitude—the three pillars of philanthropic organizations looking to create systemic change.

By Jamie Merisotis | Aug. 8, 2014
 

Global Issues

Replicating Parts, not the Whole, to Scale

Rather than replicating “one-size-fits-all” solutions across different settings, international development innovators need to identify the core aspects they can effectively and efficiently scale up.

 

Philanthropy

The New Prize: Long-term Training and Engagement

Prize and challenge designers are focusing on training future social innovators and creating communities of engaged problem solvers.

By Jesse Goldhammer | Aug. 6, 2014
 

Technology & Design

The Ethics of Innovation

An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

By Chris Fabian & Robert Fabricant | 2 | Aug. 5, 2014