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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Education

Schools Aren’t Just Buildings

Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

By Mary Tangelder & Roshan Paul | 3 | Jul. 6, 2015
 

Health

Time to Return to the Whole

Only by finding a new narrative that embraces the whole, rather than the parts, can we build the health-creating systems we need.

By Jamie Harvie | 1 | Jul. 2, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Using Brands for Impact

Social sector brands are more than logos on annual reports; they are tools to drive impact.

By Grant Tudor | 3 | Jul. 1, 2015
 

New Business Growth in the Era of Collaboration

A new partnership model is poised to take advantage of under-the-radar, new markets that business-as-usual may overlook.

By Mark Esposito & Terence Tse | 1 | Jun. 26, 2015
 

Health

Tomorrow’s Health Relies on New Relationships

Imagining a healthier future doesn’t start with how to pay for it. Communities must first develop a shared view of what a healthier life could be.

By Prabhjot Singh | 2 | Jun. 25, 2015
 

Individual Giving

Can Individual and Institutional Donors Be Friends?

These groups' perspectives are closer than most think—and it’s good news for philanthropy.

 

Philanthropy

Challenging the Orthodoxies of Philanthropy

Are traditional assumptions about how we “do” philanthropy preventing us from finding new and better ways of working?

By Gabriel Kasper & Jess Ausinheiler | 10 | Jun. 17, 2015
 
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Civil Society

Building With, Not For

Social good technologists working on building a more responsive and effective government need to be more inclusive of the citizens they’re trying to engage—and stop neglecting the government they already have.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Jun. 9, 2015
 
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Health

Undercover Solutions

Solutions to social problems are often hidden in the most obvious places, masquerading as problems.

By Meghan Williamson | 1 | Jun. 9, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working in the Dark

The nonprofit funding process lacks transparency and fosters insecurity—and only funders can fix it.

By Ken Davenport | 5 | Jun. 5, 2015