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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Health

Looking Beyond Our Borders for Better Results

When seeking solutions to social issues, we must look to new horizons but stay true to our values.

By Brian Quinn | Mar. 27, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Raising the Standards for Development Finance

A look at proposed changes to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and where to set the bar on managing risk.

By Colin Scott | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Greater Influence, More Impact

Five steps to building and leveraging the engine that fuels national conversation: influence.

By Judith Rodin & Neill Coleman | 3 | Mar. 19, 2015
 

Arts

Envisioning a Climate for Change

Before critiquing art that speaks to climate change, the scientific community must broaden its view on what art is and how it can help the movement.

By Robert Russell Sassor | 5 | Mar. 18, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Restrictions Apply

Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

By Jocelyn Wyatt | 7 | Mar. 18, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

The Rise of Antipoverty Relational Work

Nonprofits in the United States are making a revolutionary change in how they approach solutions to poverty.

By Michael Jindra & Ines W. Jindra | 8 | Mar. 17, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Priming the Pump and Getting Out

How an early-stage impact funder and start-up social business in Arusha, Tanzania, struck a deal to get things started and create an opportunity for early exit.

By Joris de Vries & Morgan Potter | Mar. 16, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Funders Move On

Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.

By Jindra Cekan | 17 | Mar. 13, 2015
 
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When Less Impact Per Client = Greater Social Good

Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.

By Matthew Forti | Mar. 12, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

By Gilbert Doumit | 3 | Mar. 11, 2015