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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Foundations

From Charitable Giving to Strategic Investing

Foundations are shifting the conversation about their work and impact.

By Katherine Miller | 1 | May. 4, 2012
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Titanic Solutions for a Sinking World

Four concrete lessons for social innovators.

By Rich Tafel | 5 | May. 3, 2012
 

Civil Society

Instagram-Style Innovation in the Public Sector

What if we leveraged the ingenuity and resources in Silicon Valley for the improvement and renewal of the rest of the country?

By Courtney E. Martin | 5 | May. 2, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

Not All Nonprofit Mergers Are Created Equal

Lessons from the Community Catalyst Fund in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By Jean Butzen | 3 | May. 1, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact Approach

To help provide clarity to its clients, Morgan Stanley outlines an Investing with Impact framework, encompassing four integrated approaches.

By Audrey Choi & Hilary Irby | 2 | Apr. 26, 2012
 
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Business

Mars’ Sustainable Cocoa Initiative in Cote d’Ivoire

The entire cocoa sector—exporters, NGOs, manufacturers, and governments—must help farmers boost their productivity and income.

By Andy Harner | Apr. 25, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Kraft Foods’ Cocoa Partnership in Ghana

To develop the next generation of cocoa farmers in Ghana, Kraft Foods created a cross-sector initiative with a long-term view.

By Perry Yeatman | 2 | Apr. 25, 2012
 
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Health

HP’s Cross-Sector Health Partnership in Kenya

HP’s work with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Kenyan government on early infant diagnosis of HIV is saving lives.

By Gabi Zedlmayer | Apr. 25, 2012
 

Government

Accelerating the Impact Economy Through Investment and Innovation

By Kris Balderston & Lala Faiz | 2 | Apr. 25, 2012
 

Government

At USAID, Linking Innovation and Evidence to Drive Impact