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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Impact Investing

Priming the Pump and Getting Out

How an early-stage impact funder and start-up social business in Arusha, Tanzania, struck a deal to get things started and create an opportunity for early exit.

By Joris de Vries & Morgan Potter | Mar. 16, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Funders Move On

Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.

By Jindra Cekan | 17 | Mar. 13, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Communicating Creatively

How to give voice to public support—seven lessons from ONE Campaign.

By Jamie Drummond & Roxane Philson | 3 | Mar. 12, 2015
 
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When Less Impact Per Client = Greater Social Good

Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.

By Matthew Forti | Mar. 12, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

By Gilbert Doumit | 3 | Mar. 11, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

DIY Leadership Development

Two steps nonprofits can take to develop up-and-coming leaders day-to-day. Part of the Talent Matters series.

By Preeta Nayak | 1 | Mar. 10, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Networks: The New Organizational Strategy

Why nonprofits and funders need to put networks of relationships, instead of transactions and grants, at the core of organizational strategies.

By Charlie Brown | 8 | Mar. 9, 2015
 

Foundations

A Legacy of Leverage

Reflecting on the strategies and achievements of Blue Ridge Foundation New York as it transitions leadership and enters a new stage.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | 1 | Mar. 6, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

A Safe Place to Practice

Community-based leadership programs can help organizational leaders develop systems leadership skills.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Gender Equity and Corporate Sustainability

By mainstreaming efforts to empower women, companies can promote a variety of business goals.

By Marissa Wesely | 8 | Mar. 5, 2015