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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?

If we are to effectively grow the impact investing community, we need more clarity about what impact investing is—and isn’t.

By Kim Tan | 16 | Oct. 1, 2014
 
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Human Rights

Feminism Meets Philanthrocapitalism

Women’s empowerment issues took center stage at this year’s CGI and Social Good Summit, giving new momentum to causes helping women and girls.

By Marcia Stepanek | 3 | Sep. 26, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Jessica Alba and the Impact of Social Enterprise

Benefit corporations should share their performance against social impact goals, but few are doing so.

By John Anner | 4 | Sep. 26, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

A New Donor Code of Conduct

Donors are in an ideal position to stem the flow of poorly thought-out or inadequately planned technology-for-development projects.

By Ken Banks | 107 | Sep. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

The Power of Diverse Leadership

One of the most powerful strategies funders can pursue is to invest in the leadership of those most affected by problems in their communities.

By Surina Khan | 7 | Sep. 24, 2014
 

Global Issues

Fostering Collaboration Through Common Language

Social change partners must understand the why before digging into the what.

By Kate Marple | 4 | Sep. 23, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

A Case for Business Diversity

The co-operative enterprise model lets people own and operate the services they need to live, and supports overall economic stability and resilience.

By Jan Schiettecatte | 1 | Sep. 22, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy and Impact Investing—Stormy Seas, Rocky Shores

The middle ground between traditional philanthropic and commercial spaces is a continuum; we need to shift the dialogue from morals to tools.

 
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Civil Society

Civic Crowdfunding: A New Way of Spending Down?

Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

By Rodrigo Davies | 3 | Sep. 16, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions

Why we must strike a balance between high-volume and high-touch service programs.

By John Cary | 16 | Sep. 15, 2014