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Nonprofit Management

Blinded by Expertise

Changing the world requires leaders with new vision.

By Rich Tafel | 11 | Oct. 11, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Why IRIS?

The second in a four-part series on impact investing and the role of metrics.

By Sarah Gelfand | Oct. 10, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

The Five-Minute Nonprofit MBA

Among all the differences between nonprofits and the corporate world, one contrast that is often overlooked but influential is the path to executive leadership.

By Curtis Chang | 3 | Oct. 9, 2012
 

Nonprofit Management

Collaborationists and Collectivists

What is the best approach for your organization?

By John MacIntosh | 1 | Oct. 8, 2012
 

Measuring Social Impact

Just Do It

Overcoming three common barriers to measuring impact.

By Liana Downey & Megan Golden | Oct. 5, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part II

Tactics and tools for monitoring impact investments.

By Brian Axelrad | Oct. 5, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part I

Tactics for negotiating the terms of an impact investment.

By Brian Axelrad | Oct. 4, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing’s Three Measurement Tools

IRIS, PULSE, and GIIRS may sound like alphabet soup, but a growing and dynamic industry needs all three measurement tools.

By Margot Brandenburg | 1 | Oct. 3, 2012
 
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Energy

Where are the Rio+20 Billions for Distributed Solar?

India and Africa are ideal markets for distributed solar—will some of the $513 billion in commitments made at Riio+20 get deployed there?

By Jigar Shah | 1 | Oct. 3, 2012
 

Civil Society

The Tricky Business of Cultural Change

If real, radical cultural change is a goal of the Clinton Global Initiative, then real rich people are part of the problem and fundamental to the solution.

By Courtney E. Martin | Oct. 2, 2012