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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Nonprofit Management

The Uncomfortable Truth About Talent Development

The toughest part of building a talent-rich organization is letting go of low performers—but it’s critical.

By Jerry Hauser | Jun. 25, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 3 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Disruptive Innovation: Where It Matters Most

It’s time to stop quibbling over what “disruptive innovation” means and focus on how to put it to work for good.

By Steve Davis | Jun. 24, 2014
 

From The Field

Building Local Currency

Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South.

 

Measuring Social Impact

People, Power, and Accountability

Any approach to measuring social impact that doesn’t include a transfer of power to stakeholders is just marketing.

By Jeremy Nicholls | 1 | Jun. 23, 2014
 

Civil Society

Accelerating Civic Innovation Through “Strategic Doing”

A new approach to strategy is producing collaborations that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

By Ed Morrison & Scott Hutcheson | 1 | Jun. 20, 2014
 

Research Notes

The Role of Research in Social Innovation

Are research and practice two coins or two sides of the same coin?

By Christian Seelos & Johanna Mair | 3 | Jun. 19, 2014
 
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Big Picture

Storytelling and the Dangers of Disbelief

Social innovators can benefit from embracing complex characters and stories.

By Thaler Pekar | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Lessons from the Transformative Scale Series

We really can achieve impact at a scale that solves problems.

By Jeff Bradach | 2 | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Millennials and the Social Sector: What’s Next?

How the Millennial generation connects, gets involved with, and gives to social causes—insights from a four-year study.

By Derrick Feldmann & Emily Yu | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014