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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Business

Fifty Shades of Sharing. Or at Least Two.

Understanding the division within the sharing economy is an essential step toward engaging the values-driven segment of that economy with our social change missions.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Aug. 28, 2014
 

Education

Disrupting the Textbook Status Quo

Philanthropy can help educators find, create, and demand better options for students.

By Rachel Leifer & Denis Udall | Aug. 27, 2014
 
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Health

Jobs for Better Health

Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy.

By Nicolas Hazard | Aug. 26, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Hand in Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

By Maribel Morey | 6 | Aug. 21, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Why the Future of Social Innovation Is Open

We must move beyond the profit proxy as a shorthand way of determining whether a business is successful or not, and whether it is social or not.

By Dom Potter | 4 | Aug. 19, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Values-Based, Results-Driven Leaders

Developing leaders who understand shared values and focus on results leads to successful, sustainable social change.

By Stephan Bauer | 2 | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Global Issues

Replicating Parts, not the Whole, to Scale

Rather than replicating “one-size-fits-all” solutions across different settings, international development innovators need to identify the core aspects they can effectively and efficiently scale up.

 

Philanthropy

The New Prize: Long-term Training and Engagement

Prize and challenge designers are focusing on training future social innovators and creating communities of engaged problem solvers.

By Jesse Goldhammer | Aug. 6, 2014
 

Technology & Design

The Ethics of Innovation

An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

By Chris Fabian & Robert Fabricant | 4 | Aug. 5, 2014
 
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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