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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

Four Ways to Spread Ideas

Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective.

 

Environment

Marshaling Investors for Clean Energy

By investing in clean energy, impact investors can become a powerful force for fighting climate change.

By Alicia Seiger | 2 | Oct. 15, 2014
 

Fundraising

Building Your Individual Donor Base

A recent study reveals opportunities for small nonprofits to strengthen individual donor contributions.

By Heather Yandow | 5 | Oct. 15, 2014
 
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Foundations

Only the Humble Improve

C&A Foundation’s candid reporting paves the way for better development.

By Caroline Fiennes | 2 | Oct. 14, 2014
 

Business

Has the B Corp Movement Made a Difference?

A look at the progress of the B Corporation movement to date.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | Oct. 13, 2014
 

Foundations

Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word?

If foundations are serious about leveraging resources for the greatest good, they need to hone every dimension of their own management.

By Michael Feigelson | 1 | Oct. 10, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Leadership for Results

The first step in developing leadership to advance large-scale social change is clearly defining the intended results.

By Donna Stark | 1 | Oct. 9, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women

How and why women should invest in women and girls.

By Jacki Zehner | 4 | Oct. 9, 2014
 
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Energy

Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in the Future

A new philanthropic approach to supporting new energy solutions is gaining momentum.

By Jenna Nicholas | 6 | Oct. 8, 2014
 

Civil Society

Taking Charge of Scaling Well

Tensions at the heart of the scaling process demonstrate the critical part that practitioners’ goals, values, and motivations play in any scaling story.