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Social Entrepreneurship

Israeli and Palestinian Entrepreneurs Build Businesses and Friendships

Israeli and Palestinian students can learn about integration through the film Remember the Titans.

By Ted Grossman | Aug. 25, 2011
 
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Civil Society

Yearning to Breathe Free: No Immigration Reform Hurts Opportunity for All

The anti-immigrant trend line is deeply damaging to social innovation, social justice, and civil society.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 3 | Aug. 24, 2011
 
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GOOD Buys Jumo, Seeks Social Connective Tissue

Jumo might just move from being a content platform for people who give a damn to an immersive experience.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Aug. 23, 2011
 
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Foundations

Knight Foundation CEO on Social Transformation and the Bottom Line

An interview with Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

By Aaron Hurst | Aug. 23, 2011
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Don’t Let Conventional Measurement Wisdom Fragment Your Impact

Social impact bonds. Evidence-based funding. Investing in what works. To what do we owe this explosion of “pay-or-performance” funding models?…

By Matthew Forti | 8 | Aug. 22, 2011
 
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Fundraising

GOOD Questions About the Jumo Acquisition

In the wake of the announcement of the intent to GOOD to absorb Jumo, questions arise about form, functions, policy, and societal value.

By Timothy Ogden | 9 | Aug. 19, 2011
 

Health

Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery

Health care needs large-scale innovation that introduces higher-quality, lower-cost providers through a system that's mobile, digital, and efficient.

By Bob Fabbio | 1 | Aug. 19, 2011
 

Socially Responsible Business

Collapse of an Iconic Social Enterprise

The ShoreBank saga provides important lessons for people who believe that for-profit institutions can be used for social change.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 18, 2011
 

Economic Development

The New Abnormal

"The New Abnormal" best describes the current economic and political condition of our nation.

By David La Piana | 3 | Aug. 17, 2011
 

Technology & Design

Fueling Nonprofit Innovation: R&D Vigor Trumps Randomized Control Trial Rigor

Research and development can help more nonprofits learn, innovate, and reach goals faster and for less money.

By Peter York | 10 | Aug. 16, 2011