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Environment

Disadvantaged Populations Feel the Heat

The connection between environmental quality and the predicament of disadvantaged populations is coming into ever-sharper relief.

By Karim Al-Khafaji | 8 | Aug. 3, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Nonprofits in the Age of the “New Citizen”

Good intentions abound in the civic and social technology movement—why are so few nonprofits participating?

By Sheetal Singh | 9 | Aug. 2, 2012
 
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Measuring Social Impact

The Present Value of Social Investment

How to calculate the value of a social investment made now versus at a future date.

By Aaron Hurst | 2 | Aug. 1, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

Risks Worth Taking

When philanthropists fund programmatic interventions, they should resist the seduction of certainty.

By Lisbeth B. Schorr | Jul. 31, 2012
 

Microfinance

Social Enterprises and Growth: Lessons from the Microcredit Debate

Ambition to scale makes MFIs more financially driven.

By Ignacio Mas and David del Ser | 1 | Jul. 30, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

Exploring Philanthropy and Impact Investing in China

A look at best practices between the US and China, and reflections from a recent Phoenix Global Impact trip.

By Jenna Nicholas | Jul. 27, 2012
 
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Government

Social Innovation: International Practices for Diffusion and Policymaking

Videos from the Social Innovation Dialogues convening in Berlin.

By Johanna Mair | Jul. 26, 2012
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Advocacy – Yes We Can!

Five measurement strategies that enable rapid course correction and continuous improvement.

By Matthew Forti | 4 | Jul. 25, 2012
 
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Environment

Holding the Line Means Losing

Using quantified conservation for environmental gain.

By Joe Whitworth | Jul. 24, 2012
 
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Nonprofits

Giving Wisely When Time is of the Essence

The importance of a nonprofit’s impact when choosing where to donate, and the top high-impact organizations working in international emergency response.

By Erinn Andrews | Jul. 23, 2012