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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Technology & Design

Human-Centered Design and the Last Mile

A collaborative approach to empowering community health workers drives innovation.

 

Nonprofit Lessons from a Government Tech Debacle

What can organizations learn from the Affordable Care roll out?

By Joe Magee | 1 | Feb. 25, 2014
 

Corporate Philanthropy

C³: The Exponential Power of Company-Cause-Culture Partnerships

Companies can achieve more than traditional corporate social responsibility efforts by partnering with celebrities.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Attracting the Right Financing for First-Stage Scaling

Growing social enterprises from incubation to first-stage scaling opens up the need to attract different types of investments. The last of a three-part series.

 

Nonprofit Management

Striking a Balance

A note from the editor on the Spring 2014 issue.

By Eric Nee | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Implications of First-Stage Scaling on Operations

Preparing a social enterprise to scale requires fundamental adaptions of the business model and approach to ensure success. Part two of a three-part series.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Setting the Stage for First-Stage Scaling

Social enterprises face many challenges to scaling, and preparing them with the appropriate team, culture, and systems is a critical first step in the process. Part one of a three-part series.

By Loïc Comolli & Nicole Etchart | 2 | Feb. 18, 2014
 

Education

The Heart of STEM Education

If we want more STEM graduates, we must promote ideas, language, people, and programs that demonstrate relevance and foster a sense of belonging.

By Barbara McAllister | 11 | Feb. 14, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Myths that Perpetuate Poor Philanthropic Strategy

By Phil Buchanan | 7 | Feb. 12, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Transforming Our Anti-Social Sector

Our sector’s trajectory does not point to a pivotal future role in solving social problems—what might a new paradigm look like, and could we ever get there?

By Tris Lumley | 6 | Feb. 10, 2014