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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Environment

Climate Strategies for Obama’s Second Term

Politics is the art of the possible.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 23, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

Collective impact is upending conventional wisdom on how we achieve social progress.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 6 | Jan. 21, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Disruptive Development

The West shouldn’t create solutions to problems we don’t understand using fashionable mobile technologies.

By Ken Banks | 20 | Jan. 16, 2013
 

Urban Development

Advancing on Collective Impact Thought in Newark

Community-led dialogue is critical to sustainable collaborative approaches.

By John Brothers & Laurel Dumont | 1 | Jan. 16, 2013
 
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Environment

Environmentalism Refreshed: P2

How can our environmental consciousness be productively enhanced in the new, urban, fast moving, techno-driven, unstructured, freewheeling, post-modern world of the 21st century?

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 9, 2013
 
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Environment

Environmentalism Refreshed: P1

How can our environmental consciousness be productively enhanced in the new, urban, fast moving, techno-driven, unstructured, freewheeling, post-modern world of the 21st century?

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 8, 2013
 

Economic Development

There’s No G-D-P in “A Better Economy”

Shifting the focus away from GDP would lead to real economic progress.

By Rob Dietz & Dan O'Neill | 5 | Jan. 7, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Rethinking the Practice of Best Practices

Best practices can start a discussion, but if you’re looking to fuel real innovation, the ensuing conversation is what matters.

By Rachel Burstein | 1 | Jan. 2, 2013
 
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Education

Pushing MOOCs the Last Mile

Online education is already changing the way people learn all over the world, but is it reaching the populations that can benefit most?

By Teresa Chahine | 1 | Dec. 27, 2012
 

Individual Giving

Upending the Power Structure of Giving

The issues and effects of “diverse donors” are no longer marginal, but a central part of the complex philanthropic and social sector in the US.

By Melissa A. Berman | 1 | Dec. 21, 2012