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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Big Picture

Storytelling and the Dangers of Disbelief

Social innovators can benefit from embracing complex characters and stories.

By Thaler Pekar | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Lessons from the Transformative Scale Series

We really can achieve impact at a scale that solves problems.

By Jeff Bradach | 2 | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Global Issues

Animal Protection: A Growing and Global Priority

Protecting animals is integral to solving many international problems; we must use the increasing momentum behind animal welfare to drive long-term change.

By Anne Lieberman | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Looking to Nature for Social Innovation

Tapping into latent knowledge within and around us can spark ideas and inspiration for solving social issues.

 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Information Wants to Find People

The shift in consumer expectations and information-seeking behavior is demanding a response from social sector organizations.

By Peter Manzo | 2 | Jun. 9, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Metrics 3.0: A New Vision for Shared Metrics

After accountability and standardization, what should the next phase of measurement focus on?

 

Impact Investing

SIBs, DIBs and Ad-Libs

Does the hype around “pay for performance” financing match the reality?

By John Anner | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Human Rights

Government Innovation in Child Welfare

The federal government is empowering states to improve child welfare systems using design-thinking and other innovative approaches.

By Marquis Cabrera | May. 30, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Ways to Move from Strategic to Adaptive Philanthropy

Many philanthropists know they need to adapt their strategies in changing times—the question is where to anchor and what to flex.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff | May. 29, 2014