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Impact Investing

The G8 Task Force Report: Making Impact or Making Believe?

Impact investors need to acknowledge the importance of “investment impact” and develop effective tools for ascertaining it.

By Paul Brest | 5 | Oct. 6, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Being Present to Poverty

Overcoming our addictions to causes, solutions, and impact.

By Eric Meade | 11 | Oct. 6, 2014
 

What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean for the Technology Sector?

How tech can advance CSR.

By Simon Morfit | Oct. 3, 2014
 

From The Field

Social Entrepreneurs: Say Yes

What we can learn from the exceptional life of the late Priya Haji.

By Jennifer Walske & Laura Tyson | Oct. 2, 2014
 

Q&A with Lois Loofbourrow

The founder of education nonprofit Breakthrough Collaborative shares her scaling wisdom.

By Michael D. Smith | Oct. 2, 2014
 

Q&A with Bob Giannino

The founder of uAspire shares lessons on successfully scaling a nonprofit.

By Michael D. Smith | Oct. 2, 2014
 

Making “What Works” Work for More People

Two nonprofit leaders share lessons on scale from the front lines.

By Michael D. Smith | Oct. 2, 2014
 

Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?

If we are to effectively grow the impact investing community, we need more clarity about what impact investing is—and isn’t.

By Kim Tan | 16 | Oct. 1, 2014
 
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Human Rights

A New Approach to Fighting Modern Slavery

A new effort to eradicate slavery is showing success—and may provide a model for other complex human rights and social justice issues.

By Nick Grono | 2 | Sep. 30, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Are You David, Not Goliath?

Small- and medium-size organizations can assess impact too.

By Carly Pippin | 2 | Sep. 29, 2014