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Measuring Social Impact

Communicating Impact: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It!

Nonprofits can use tried-and-true mechanisms from the private sector to better communicate their impact to donors

By Matthew Forti | Sep. 25, 2012


Real World Impact Measurement

“Good enough” = simple enough to do, but rigorous enough to mean something.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | 1 | Sep. 24, 2012

Urban Development

A Tree Grows in Chula Vista

Chula Vista, California, is on the leading edge of climate adaptation planning at the community level.

By Robert Searle | 3 | Sep. 21, 2012

Technology & Design

Campus Party: It’s not a “Spanish Thing”

A look at a generational cohort that the world must engage.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 6 | Sep. 20, 2012


The Last Hunger Season

One Acre Fund's Andrew Youn: "Agriculture is the fundamental humanitarian challenge of our time."

By Roger Thurow | 1 | Sep. 19, 2012


The Eight-Word Mission Statement

Don’t settle for more.

By Kevin Starr | 27 | Sep. 18, 2012

Human Rights

If Stoves Could Kill

Political advocacy, humanitarian intervention, and the “manageable problem.”

By Samer Abdelnour | 9 | Sep. 17, 2012


Philanthropy in China: The Time Is Now

Three guidelines for philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits that want to use philanthropy as a means for impact in China.

By Katherine Miller | 3 | Sep. 17, 2012


Preserving the Meaning of Social Enterprise

Nonprofit and for-profit enterprises that prioritize social impact and financial sustainability need to band together and make the collective voice of social enterprise exponentially more powerful.

By Jim Schorr & Kevin Lynch | 5 | Sep. 14, 2012

Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012