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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.

 

Health

Tomorrow’s Health Relies on New Relationships

Imagining a healthier future doesn’t start with how to pay for it. Communities must first develop a shared view of what a healthier life could be.

By Prabhjot Singh | 2 | Jun. 25, 2015
 

Global Issues

Does the Development Sector Need Its Own WikiLeaks?

Could radical transparency in global development lead to better outcomes?

By Christian Seelos & Maria May | 6 | Jun. 24, 2015
 

Health

Investing in Community-led Health

The case for investing in the long-term health and well-being of communities, based on what those communities value.

By Ollie Smith | Jun. 23, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Toward a Bolder Philanthropy

Philanthropists must support big, difficult, and politically sensitive issues that government, nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and other actors are unable or unwilling to address.

By Patricia Lannen & Maya Ziswiler | Jun. 23, 2015
 

Human Rights

21st-Century Refugee Protection

Today’s 60 million displaced people have a basic need beyond food, water, and shelter: legal representation.

 

Individual Giving

Can Individual and Institutional Donors Be Friends?

These groups' perspectives are closer than most think—and it’s good news for philanthropy.

 

Health

How Evaluation Can Strengthen Communities

Including community members in decisions about evaluation can improve the community’s capacity to effectively manage and control change.

By Kien Lee & David M. Chavis | 3 | Jun. 18, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Challenging the Orthodoxies of Philanthropy

Are traditional assumptions about how we “do” philanthropy preventing us from finding new and better ways of working?

By Gabriel Kasper & Jess Ausinheiler | 10 | Jun. 17, 2015
 

Health

The Promise and Peril of Community Evaluation

Four ways to improve community evaluation so that it helps build, rather than erode, social progress.

By Kimberley Sims | 2 | Jun. 16, 2015