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Nonprofit Management

How to Gather Stories

Three ways to gather powerful and persuasive stories from colleagues, customers, donors, grantees, and yourself for effective messaging.

By Thaler Pekar | 2 | Jul. 12, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

You Can Has Memesez?

Three guidelines for any nonprofit looking to join an Internet meme.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Jul. 11, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

The Trouble With Impact Investing, P3

Real impact investing is not for the timid.

By Kevin Starr | 6 | Jul. 11, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Letter from London

A report on social innovation from England’s capital.

By Charmian Love | 4 | Jul. 10, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value

Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Gaming with a Purpose

Serious games tap into the same culture of online friendship from social networking to fuel peer involvement and encourage collaboration around real-world challenges.

By William Brindley | Jul. 9, 2012
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Same Goals, Lost Synergies

We must blend the knowledge base and research techniques of social psychology with the enthusiasm and business expertise of social innovators.

By Neil Reeder | Jul. 6, 2012
 
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Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012
 

Food

How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.

 
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Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012