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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

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 | 2 | 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 | 1 | 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 | 7 | 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 | 5 | 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