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Social Entrepreneurship

World Literature on Social Innovation: A Quest

A new book makes an important contribution to a field screaming out for diversity—but may also illustrate why there isn’t more diversity.

By Roshan Paul | 5 | Sep. 8, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Networks and Movements for Social Change

Lessons from a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing new social justice leaders.

By Heather McLeod Grant | 4 | Sep. 4, 2014
 

Impact Investing

On Innovators and Pinballs

Five paths to scale in early-stage impact investing.

By Mike Kubzansky & Paul Breloff | 2 | Sep. 3, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Passing the Torch on Impact Investing

An introduction to the recently released book New Frontiers of Philanthropy.

By William Burckart | Sep. 3, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact

A simple way to think about investment and design.

By Kevin Starr | 5 | Sep. 2, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Crickets Going Quiet: Questions of Evolution and Scale

Can new insights from biology help us reimagine what and how organizations scale up?

 
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Business

Fifty Shades of Sharing. Or at Least Two.

Understanding the division within the sharing economy is an essential step toward engaging the values-driven segment of that economy with our social change missions.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Aug. 28, 2014
 

Education

Disrupting the Textbook Status Quo

Philanthropy can help educators find, create, and demand better options for students.

By Rachel Leifer & Denis Udall | Aug. 27, 2014
 
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Health

Jobs for Better Health

Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy.

By Nicolas Hazard | Aug. 26, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Adopting the London Principles

A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems.

By Ming Wong & Philo Alto | 1 | Aug. 25, 2014