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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

8 Common Innovation Traps

The path to innovation can be tricky, but being aware of the common pitfalls can help funders along the road to breakthrough social change.

By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 5 | Apr. 27, 2015
 
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Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | 21 | Apr. 24, 2015
 
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Economic Development

Latinos: The Future of US Economic Security

It’s time to adapt to demographic changes and adopt new strategies.

By Mara Perez | 2 | Apr. 23, 2015
 

Environment

Innovating for the Earth

Ten stories about the environment from the SSIR archives.

By Devin Briski | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Environment

On Earth Day, Empowering Allies for the Year Ahead

People, place, and the Pope offer new hope for environmental progress.

By Rachel Leon & Dennis Quirin | 1 | Apr. 22, 2015
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 35 | Apr. 22, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

A Culture of Care, Without Compromise

Four ways nonprofits can better advance their mission by building respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness into their organizational culture.

By Michele Booth Cole | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

A Week of Social Impact for Business

A look at how investment firms, B Corporations, and other businesses are committing to social and environmental change.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015
 

Energy

Why Energy Philanthropy Is High-Impact Philanthropy

Energy is central to many causes that funders care about, but it is one of the most underappreciated issues in 21st-century philanthropy.

By Rachel Pritzker & Mike Berkowitz | 4 | Apr. 17, 2015