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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley Won’t Save the World, but…

Development professionals can learn from Silicon Valley aid efforts, and create more effective and transformative change around the world.

By Ned Breslin | 4 | Jul. 2, 2013
 

Microfinance

Microfinance and Ethics: Three Pivotal Questions

An exploration of questions central to the microfinance debate.

By Asad Mahmood | 4 | Jul. 1, 2013
 

Health

All for One and One for All

Five ways data and technology will change the way we think about and act on health.

By Mark Tobias | 1 | Jun. 28, 2013
 

Education

Charting a Course Toward a Better Education

As the private school sector mushrooms across the developing world, fledgling charter school-style education frameworks are emerging.

By Susannah Hares & John Rendel | 3 | Jun. 26, 2013
 

Technology & Design

What Is Design If Not Human-Centered?

The explosive growth of interest in human-centered design raises bigger questions about traditional design education, training, and practice.

By John Cary | 4 | Jun. 25, 2013
 

Corporate Philanthropy

Metrics Matter

Business rigor can save and sustain corporate philanthropy.

By Nancy Mahon | Jun. 25, 2013
 

Civil Society

If a Nonprofit Falls in the Forest …

When it comes to the social sector, mainstream media is silent.

By Susan Danish | 4 | Jun. 20, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond Sexy

Let’s start telling social entrepreneurial aspirants the truth and get those who support the field financially to acknowledge that staying power and relationship-building are ineluctable partners to innovation. Part two of a series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Jun. 19, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Between the Quick Exit and the Long Sojourn

Social entrepreneurs have to get out there and do the work, with enough staying power to make a real impact. Part one of a two-part series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 12 | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Government

Pay for Success: What It Will Take to Work

Let’s critically assess the model and imagine greater possibilities by keeping it simple.

By Art Berman | 2 | Jun. 18, 2013