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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Philanthropy

Thinking About the Future of the US? Think Latinos

Fomenting growth and prosperity for the nation through philanthropy includes getting behind Latino success.

By Mara Perez | Aug. 5, 2013
 
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Urban Development

Environmentally Friendly Housing for the Masses

Existing base-of-the-pyramid construction models must change.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 4 | Aug. 2, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Calling for a Triple Bottom Line Design Metric

A fledgling program trains designers to consider the ecological, economic, and social issues shaping the built environment.

By John Cary | 16 | Jul. 31, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Making the Case for Innovation at Scale

Part of a series of articles on helping mature organizations stay adaptive and increase their social impact

By Heather McLeod Grant | Jul. 31, 2013
 

Fundraising

Your Next Donor Is a Toothbrush

As more corporations realize the potential of cause-marketing, more charities can create partnerships that result in exposure and revenue.

By Dylan Nord & Kevin Lee | Jul. 26, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Taking Games for Good to a New Level

Great social issue video games are out there; now it’s time to invest in them.

By Idit Harel Caperton | Jul. 25, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Leveraging Legacy Organizations

Part of a series of articles on helping mature organizations stay adaptive and increase their social impact.

By Heather McLeod Grant | 3 | Jul. 24, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Financial-first Impact Investing

Rethinking the target market.

By Bo Hopkins & Abi Olvera | 5 | Jul. 18, 2013
 
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Nonprofit Management

Hearing the Stories within the Stories

It’s easy to revert to big narratives and much harder to let small, surprising, and telling stories emerge.

By Thaler Pekar | 2 | Jul. 16, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Lasting Impact: Investing via Open Holding Companies

We need to change the structure through which we make impact investments for inclusive, fully realized value.