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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Hand in Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

By Maribel Morey | 6 | Aug. 21, 2014
 

Foundations

Making a Graceful Exit

Recommendations for foundations seeking to exit a program area or close down responsibly.

By David La Piana | 1 | Aug. 20, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Why the Future of Social Innovation Is Open

We must move beyond the profit proxy as a shorthand way of determining whether a business is successful or not, and whether it is social or not.

By Dom Potter | 4 | Aug. 19, 2014
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

From Motivated Professional to Global Changemaker

Making the leap—15 insights on leadership and transition from the frontlines of professional education.

By Menno van Dijk & Roshan Paul | 2 | Aug. 18, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Intrapreneurship for Higher Education Reform

Three lessons for intrapreneurship’s emerging community of practice.

 
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Individual Giving

Three More Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

How strategic use of social media, project-based donations, and peer-to-peer fundraising can build a base of millennial supporters.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 3 | Aug. 14, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Mission-Driven Business

Increased cross-sector collaboration has allowed businesses to use the power of capitalism to solve social problems—an introduction to the fall 2014 issue.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Values-Based, Results-Driven Leaders

Developing leaders who understand shared values and focus on results leads to successful, sustainable social change.

By Stephan Bauer | 2 | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Evolution of Impact Investment in India

A look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach over the last 14 years.

By Nisha Dutt & Usha Ganesh | Aug. 11, 2014