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Big Picture

 

Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Socially Responsible Business

Sending a Signal for Change

Leading by example through individual and institutional commitments to fossil fuel divestment.

By Michael Simpson | 1 | Apr. 3, 2015
 

Foundations

Systems Change Should Lift Up Beneficiary Voices

When collaborating on systems transformation, we must include both program beneficiaries and institutional leaders.

By Peter Long | 6 | Apr. 1, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Turning Empathy into Action

How the nature of design thinking complements and strengthens collective impact frameworks.

By Kate Hanisian & Shiloh Turner | 3 | Mar. 31, 2015
 

Health

Looking Beyond Our Borders for Better Results

When seeking solutions to social issues, we must look to new horizons but stay true to our values.

By Brian Quinn | 2 | Mar. 27, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Raising the Standards for Development Finance

A look at proposed changes to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and where to set the bar on managing risk.

By Colin Scott | 3 | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Greater Influence, More Impact

Five steps to building and leveraging the engine that fuels national conversation: influence.

By Judith Rodin & Neill Coleman | 3 | Mar. 19, 2015
 

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 | 10 | 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