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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Impact Investing

Foundation-Owned Social Enterprises: A New Way Forward?

A novel impact investment model can help social enterprises and foundations generate a high social return on investment.

By Mike Miesen | 6 | Aug. 4, 2014
 

Food

Approaching Food Waste from All Sides

New technology-enabled solutions are trying to match the scale of food recovery to the scale of industrial food distribution.

 

Nonprofits

Assessing Nonprofit Risk in PFS Deals

A framework to guide nonprofits in effectively assessing risk and opportunity in Pay for Success contracts.

By Sam Schaeffer | 2 | Jul. 31, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Strategic Networking and Effective Leadership

Why strategic networking matters, and three ways to encourage new managers and other emerging leaders to do it.

By Trish Tchume | 4 | Jul. 30, 2014
 

Foundations

Philanthropy, the Post-2015 Agenda, and Diffuse Collaboration

In joining the push for meaningful Sustainable Development Goals, foundations need to prepare for a long-term give-and-take approach.

By Heather Grady | 2 | Jul. 30, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Next Great Frontier of Impact Investing

A framework to make impact investing appealing to institutional investors and accessible to international nonprofits.

By Manuel Lewin & Brian Smith | 2 | Jul. 29, 2014
 
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Nonprofits

Social Good = Scale x Impact (Who Knew?)

Why both nonprofits and academics should focus on scale and impact in this simple formula for good.

By Matthew Forti & Andrew Youn | 8 | Jul. 28, 2014
 

Foundations

Empathetic Donor-Doer Engagement

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

By Simon Stumpf & Ash Rogers | 3 | 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.