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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

Investing in People Pays Big Dividends

A look at how one impact investor helps develop the talent that its portfolio organizations need to succeed.

By Sal Giambanco | 1 | Nov. 6, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Importance of Letting Go

A look at how organizations that let go of their own assumptions, perspectives, and sense of control can influence change like policy reform.

By Amy Celep & Sara Brenner | Nov. 5, 2014
 

Foundations

The Tactics of Collaboration

Moving beyond platitude and exploring how to operationalize collaboration.

By Steve Wright | 12 | Nov. 4, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Making Nonprofit-Corporate Alliances Work

The benefits and pitfalls of partnerships between nonprofits and business—and how to do it right.

By Shayna Samuels & Glenn Turner | 2 | Nov. 3, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Translating Sustainability Strategy into Practice

A simplified value-chain approach can help organizations deeply embed sustainability into their cultures.

 

Government

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

By Tracey Ross | 2 | Oct. 30, 2014
 

Foundations

Intentional Influence in Action

A look at how influence can mobilize communities in the face of crisis.

By Kathryn E. Merchant | Oct. 30, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Integrating Intentional Influence into Your Strategy

Five practical considerations for organizations that want to use intentional influence to achieve a bold social goal.

By Amy Celep & Sara Brenner | 4 | Oct. 29, 2014
 

Civil Society

Navigating Disruptions

International civil society organizations need to change their business models.

By Burkhard Gnärig & Linda Heyer | Oct. 28, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Building a Storytelling Culture

Why a shift in mindset and an investment in capacity are essential in sustaining storytelling efforts.

By Julie Dixon | 9 | Oct. 27, 2014