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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Health

What Is Community Anyway?

Our understanding of community can help funders and evaluators identify, understand, and strengthen the communities they work with.

By David M. Chavis & Kien Lee | May. 12, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Fellowships Can Inform Talent Management

A new study traces the evolution of social impact fellowships and highlights what organizations can learn from the industry.

By Monisha Kapila | May. 11, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Strategy Needs a Plan

The strategic plan is far from dead—it’s alive and adapting.

By Michael Allison | 12 | May. 7, 2015
 

Health

The Future of Health Is Giving Communities a Voice

The role of community in well-being has always been a part of life, but the health sector’s efforts to support that role needs work.

By Pritpal S. Tamber | 1 | May. 7, 2015
 

Education

High-Quality Education Doesn’t Mean High Spending

Four ways information technology is reducing costs and improving learning outcomes in Kenya that all educators can learn from.

By Shannon May | 2 | May. 6, 2015
 
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Impact Investing

Building Sustainable Enterprises in Frontier Markets

Why generous funding, an inspiring mission, and passionate people won’t carry you through.

By Rashid Malik | 1 | May. 5, 2015
 

Health

Communities Creating Health: An Introduction

It’s time we looked beyond health care for insights on how to build community-based, health-creating systems.

 

Technology & Design

What Net Neutrality Says About Neoliberalism

Some values are more important than giving more people access to Wikipedia for free.

By Kentaro Toyama | 14 | May. 4, 2015
 

Economic Development

A Broader Definition of Business

Business education should include lessons from market-based approaches to international development goals in developing countries.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Net Positive: The Future of Sustainable Business

Business efforts must become more sustainable and responsible to turn the tide on social inequity and environmental decay. Net positive is a new standard that can help ensure a resilient and regenerative world.

By Jeffrey Hollender | 1 | Apr. 29, 2015