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Technology & Design

When Will Design Get Serious About Impact?

To achieve sustained impact, designers should strive to shift the fundamental dynamics of development.

By Robert Fabricant | 1 | Dec. 8, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

New research offers insights into how social enterprise legal forms are emerging in the United States.

 

Urban Development

A Strategy for Alleviating Poverty

Why there is a renewed sense of urgency and optimism about place-based initiatives.

By Elwood M. Hopkins | 13 | Dec. 4, 2014
 

Foundations

Supporting Nonprofit Leadership: A Pre-Flight Briefing

Three tips to help foundations supporting leadership development prepare for a successful journey.

By Daniel Lee | 4 | Dec. 3, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s New Release

Reflections on the changing philanthropic landscape in Silicon Valley.

By Kimberly Dasher Tripp | Dec. 2, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Jobs for Disconnected Youth and Talent for Suppliers

Insights from an innovation lab dedicated to bridging the talent divide.

By Jeffery Wallace | 8 | Dec. 2, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Second Curve Philanthropy

New research reveals a large gap between the world of organized philanthropy and today’s world of social action.

By Marina Gorbis | 1 | Dec. 1, 2014
 

Health

The Mantra of Delivery

Four lessons for scaling social impact that arose from curing children’s diarrhea in Bangladesh in the 1980s.

By Mushtaque Chowdhury | 2 | Nov. 26, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Signaling and Confirming

A new framework can help nonprofits and other social sector organizations measure the participation of their supporters.

 

Economic Development

Fostering the Creative Economy

The creative industries—those at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology—can offer an economic jump-start for recovering economies.

By Epaminondas Farmakis | 1 | Nov. 24, 2014