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Arts

 

Innovations that improve the vibrancy of arts and culture

 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014
 

Corporate Philanthropy

C³: The Exponential Power of Company-Cause-Culture Partnerships

Companies can achieve more than traditional corporate social responsibility efforts by partnering with celebrities.

 
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Civil Society

Social Change via the Living Room

Mike de la Rocha, founder of The Living Rooms Across America Tour, talks about the art of cross-sector convening and storytelling to tackle gun violence in the United States.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | Dec. 27, 2013
 

Foundations

Six Ways Contests Improve Philanthropy

Insights from Knight Foundation after years of funding open contests.

By Mayur Patel | Jul. 22, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Four Giving Trends Among Wealthy Donors

A new study provides insight into the giving behavior of 22 wealthy donors.

By Mary Glanville | 1 | Jul. 19, 2013
 
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Arts

What Can Cities Expect of the Arts?

Many cities claim they plan to renew themselves through the arts, but solving urban problems requires more than a few artists-in-residence.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Aug. 17, 2012
 
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Water

Raising the Profile of a Prime Water Resource

A new Robert Redford-produced film, “Watershed,” highlights water conservation—but does it go far enough?

By Laura Starita | Jun. 29, 2012
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.

Arts

Arts Funding Promotes Neighborhood Vibrancy

The argument that the arts are an economic engine (true or false) is unpersuasive.

By Kelly Kleiman | 1 | Dec. 14, 2011
 
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Arts

No art? No social change. No innovation economy.

America must invest in art and imaginative capacity.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 19 | May. 26, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

The Era of Abstract Philanthropy

It would be a great thing for an era of Abstract Philanthropy to open our eyes to understanding the very essence of the philanthropic act.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 4 | Jan. 21, 2011