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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Nonprofit Management

Redesigning Higher Education Through Intentional Influence

To create system-level change, we must use influence to both work within the system and disrupt it.

By Jamie P. Merisotis | 1 | Oct. 23, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Strategy’s Missing Link

Influence is an underutilized tool for organizations that want to achieve bold social goals.

By Amy Celep & Sara Brenner | 1 | Oct. 22, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Taking a Hard Look at University Research

Without transparency, can we expect funders to foot the whole bill?

By Anthony Cave | 2 | Oct. 20, 2014
 

Business

Corporate Venture Capital: A New Accelerant for Impact

How corporate venture capital investors can work with traditional VC investors to nurture entrepreneurs and more space for impact investment.

By Amanda Feldman & Charmian Love | Oct. 17, 2014
 

Foundations

Four Ways to Spread Ideas

Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective.

 

Business

Has the B Corp Movement Made a Difference?

A look at the progress of the B Corporation movement to date.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | Oct. 13, 2014
 

Foundations

Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word?

If foundations are serious about leveraging resources for the greatest good, they need to hone every dimension of their own management.

By Michael Feigelson | Oct. 10, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women

How and why women should invest in women and girls.

By Jacki Zehner | 3 | Oct. 9, 2014
 
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Energy

Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in the Future

A new philanthropic approach to supporting new energy solutions is gaining momentum.

By Jenna Nicholas | 5 | Oct. 8, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

The G8 Task Force Report: Making Impact or Making Believe?

Impact investors need to acknowledge the importance of “investment impact” and develop effective tools for ascertaining it.

By Paul Brest | 5 | Oct. 6, 2014