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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Arts

Envisioning a Climate for Change

Before critiquing art that speaks to climate change, the scientific community must broaden its view on what art is and how it can help the movement.

By Robert Russell Sassor | 6 | Mar. 18, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Restrictions Apply

Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

By Jocelyn Wyatt | 8 | Mar. 18, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

The Rise of Antipoverty Relational Work

Nonprofits in the United States are making a revolutionary change in how they approach solutions to poverty.

By Michael Jindra & Ines W. Jindra | 8 | Mar. 17, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Priming the Pump and Getting Out

How an early-stage impact funder and start-up social business in Arusha, Tanzania, struck a deal to get things started and create an opportunity for early exit.

By Joris de Vries & Morgan Potter | Mar. 16, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Funders Move On

Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.

By Jindra Cekan | 20 | Mar. 13, 2015
 
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When Less Impact Per Client = Greater Social Good

Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.

By Matthew Forti | Mar. 12, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

By Gilbert Doumit | 3 | Mar. 11, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

DIY Leadership Development

Two steps nonprofits can take to develop up-and-coming leaders day-to-day. Part of the Talent Matters series.

By Preeta Nayak | 1 | Mar. 10, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Networks: The New Organizational Strategy

Why nonprofits and funders need to put networks of relationships, instead of transactions and grants, at the core of organizational strategies.

By Charlie Brown | 9 | Mar. 9, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

A Safe Place to Practice

Community-based leadership programs can help organizational leaders develop systems leadership skills.