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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Nonprofit Management

To Reach Transformative Scale, Transform the Conversation

Scaling impact is much bigger than scaling an enterprise.

By Gerald Chertavian | Apr. 24, 2014
 

Human Rights

The Environmental Movement’s Unfunded Army

Why fostering diversity among senior leadership at environmental organizations is important to the success of the environmental movement.

By Danielle Deane & Melissa Bradley | 1 | Apr. 22, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Transformative Scale: The Social Sector’s New Frontier

A look at the challenge of achieving impact at a scale that actually solves problems.

By Jeff Bradach | 1 | Apr. 22, 2014
 

Global Issues

From Service Learning to Learning Service

Personal development and global development are intrinsically linked, but our current service-learning model might need flipping on its head.

By Claire Bennett & Daniela Papi | 3 | Apr. 8, 2014
 

Civil Society

Putting Community in Collective Impact

Five characteristics of civic culture that collective impact efforts must address.

By Rich Harwood | 5 | Apr. 7, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Seven Elements of Social Innovation

A new framework emerges for social innovation education.

By Ilaina Rabbat, with Roshan Paul | 2 | Apr. 1, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

GiveThoughtfully: It Depends on Your Point of View

Bringing a discussion of cash transfers in for a landing.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | Mar. 28, 2014
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond Outrage: Using Dilemmas to Spur Change

Social entrepreneurs lead the way out of polarization through invention.

By Aspen Baker | 1 | Mar. 28, 2014
 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results

To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.

By Paul Carttar | 2 | Mar. 21, 2014