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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Nonprofits

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits

Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.

By Allison Gauss | 8 | Jul. 29, 2015
 

Foundations

Understanding Risk Tolerance in Grantmaking

By applying behavioral economics theory to philanthropy, we can better manage grantmaker tendencies toward loss and risk aversion, and the effects of other decision-making patterns.

By John R. Ettinger & John T. Ettinger | 1 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Evidence Practical for Development

Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.

By Joe Dickman & Samir Khan | Jul. 21, 2015
 

Education

Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning

Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.

By Harrison Keller & Andrew Belton | 1 | Jul. 16, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Business Growth for Good: Why Context Matters

Corporations can achieve growth in emerging markets by investing in and organizing around sustainable and inclusive business activities.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

The New Social Innovators

How the next generation of funders and social entrepreneurs are already taking cues from tech to “hack” the world’s most pressing social problems.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | Jul. 14, 2015
 

Global Issues

Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation

A look at why and how social innovation can catalyze solutions for local problems from within the community, rather than by importing ideas from the outside.

By Gabriel Seidman & Teresa Chahine | 1 | Jul. 14, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Is Sean Parker the Daenerys Targaryen of Philanthropy?

Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.

By Marieke Spence | Jul. 10, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Overcoming the Fear Factor in Nonprofit Decision-Making

Nonprofits have the potential to achieve far more by decentralizing and clarifying power and decision-making within their organizations.

By Steve Scheier | Jul. 10, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

The Digital Future of Corporate Responsibility

How the Internet of Everything can help solve four fundamental corporate responsibility challenges.

By Alexa Roscoe | 3 | Jul. 8, 2015