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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Impact Investing

Mission-Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

By Clara Miller & Toni Johnson | 1 | Jun. 4, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Creating a Level Playing Field for Social Innovators in Africa

By supporting local innovators, we can solve more social problems and deepen our access to new systems thinking.

By Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli | 16 | Jun. 3, 2015
 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate

Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.

By Adam Rein | May. 29, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact

Investors need ways to gauge social impact and business health. Cross-subsidy models can help.

By Mirza Jahani & Elizabeth West | 1 | May. 27, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Building a Bigger Tent for Effective Philanthropy

By embracing a more-inclusive outreach approach, effective philanthropy advocates can attract more funders.

By Paul Connolly | 1 | May. 26, 2015
 
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Health

Connecting Big-Picture Theories with Community Experience

Blending practices and theory to improve health outcomes outside the clinical setting.

By Nancy Knopf | May. 26, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

By Paul Klein | 23 | May. 15, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Beware Blurring of Sectors

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 3 | May. 13, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working with Story

How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future.

By Thaler Pekar | May. 13, 2015