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Big Picture

 

Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Impact Investing

Fossil Fuels: Turning Off the Tap

Divestment is the necessary first step to building the new economy.

By Rufo Quintavalle | Nov. 11, 2014
 

Foundations

Building Our Collaborative Muscles

Four ways funder-grantee networks can work together better and increase their impact.

 

Nonprofit Management

The Rise of a Fourth Sector Skills Set

Tomorrow’s leaders are already developing a new problem-solving mindset—good thing, because they need to.

By Gib Bulloch | 4 | Nov. 6, 2014
 
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Environment

Saving the Earth: Four Conflicting Campaigns

As we advocate for environmental change, are we divided against ourselves?

By Carol Sanford | 11 | Nov. 6, 2014
 

Foundations

Investing in People Pays Big Dividends

A look at how one impact investor helps develop the talent that its portfolio organizations need to succeed.

By Sal Giambanco | 1 | Nov. 6, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Importance of Letting Go

A look at how organizations that let go of their own assumptions, perspectives, and sense of control can influence change like policy reform.

By Amy Celep & Sara Brenner | Nov. 5, 2014
 

Foundations

The Tactics of Collaboration

Moving beyond platitude and exploring how to operationalize collaboration.

By Steve Wright | 15 | Nov. 4, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Translating Sustainability Strategy into Practice

A simplified value-chain approach can help organizations deeply embed sustainability into their cultures.

 

Government

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

By Tracey Ross | 2 | Oct. 30, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Integrating Intentional Influence into Your Strategy

Five practical considerations for organizations that want to use intentional influence to achieve a bold social goal.

By Amy Celep & Sara Brenner | 4 | Oct. 29, 2014