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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 

Education

Roundtable on Shared Value in Education

Seventeen corporate and global education leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how they are rethinking the role of business in global education.

By Mark Kramer & Kate Tallant | 20 | Mar. 24, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results

To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.

By Paul Carttar | 2 | Mar. 21, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Big Impact vs. Big Promises

Many charities claim more impact than cash transfers. How many deliver?

By Holden Karnofsky | 2 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Squaring Global Poverty with Climate Change

Meeting the energy demands of modern society without destroying the planet will require a new approach to climate and energy issues.

By Rachel Pritzker | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundations for Social Impact Bonds

New research explores the role of foundations in the development of the new SIB market.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 2 | Mar. 19, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Corporate Impact Venturing: A New Path to Sustainability

A new report highlights the power of venture capital to source sustainable business innovations.

By Maximilian Martin | Mar. 18, 2014
 

Foundations

Managing Organizational Knowledge: Five Lessons

Better knowledge management depends on knowing what you don’t know.

By Tim Hanrahan | 1 | Mar. 18, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Time for Social Entrepreneurs to Share the Spotlight

While we universally applaud social entrepreneurs, another model of social change could unlock even greater levels of participation.

By Dan Berelowitz | 3 | Mar. 17, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Things Strategy Isn’t

The language, tools, processes, and practices of philanthropy have evolved steadily and dramatically, but strategy needs rescuing.

By Barbara Kibbe | 9 | Mar. 14, 2014