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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Foundations

Empathetic Donor-Doer Engagement

A seven-part framework for increasing empathy between foundations and grantees.

By Simon Stumpf & Ash Rogers | Jul. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

Moving Toward Multi-Dimensional Democracy

If the Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative wants to strengthen American democracy, it needs to adopt a more multi-layered democratic theory.

By Maribel Morey | 3 | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Economic Development

Community Development Needs a Quarterback

We need to take a new, more holistic approach to creating economic opportunity.

 

Foundations

Taking Impact Investing and Accounting Full Tilt

More foundations are deploying a full range of financial investment vehicles to yield positive social and financial returns, and using new tools to track impact data.

By Clara Miller & Jean Rogers | Jul. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Integrated Capital for Social Enterprises

To build a thriving social enterprise sector, we need to rethink the purpose of capital and employ a new strategic funding approach.

By Don Shaffer | 6 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

Education

New Models for Higher Education

Education systems that incorporate human interaction and multidimensional learning are poised to change what and how we learn.

By Matthew Abrams | 3 | Jul. 15, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Winning the Talent Game

Nonprofits need to get smart about the competition for great talent.

By Liz Maw | 6 | Jul. 9, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Leading Against the Odds

The best social change leaders take risks when they need to, but they know better than to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

By Aspen Baker | 3 | Jul. 7, 2014
 

Government

A Strong Field Framework for SIBs

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the US Social Impact Bond field framework, and where we need to build capacity to establish SIBs as a viable financial tool.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 1 | Jul. 2, 2014
 

Education

The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials

Digital badges as a credentialing tool may force us to re-think and redesign education, especially for emerging fields such as social innovation.

By Charles Tsai | 12 | Jul. 1, 2014