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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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
 

Nonprofits

Revealing Social Change Beliefs

What nonprofit boards and leaders think about social change matters—and it’s not always obvious.

By Theresa Fay-Bustillos | 5 | May. 28, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Building Leadership Diversity: A Call to Action for Philanthropy

Philanthropy can lead the way to opportunity for young men and boys of color by supporting diverse leadership.

By Kelly Brown | 3 | May. 27, 2014
 

Business

Direct Public Offerings for Healthy Communities

Dysfunctional public and private capital markets benefit traders, speculators, and financiers more than companies and communities; direct public offerings provide a capital funding solution that benefits everyone.

By John Katovich | May. 23, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Combatting Burnout in Nonprofit Leaders

Supporting the personal well-being of nonprofit leaders is critical to the success of effective organizations, and grantmakers can help.

By Lori Bartczak | 1 | May. 21, 2014