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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Philanthropy

Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results

To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.

By Paul Carttar | 2 | Mar. 21, 2014
 

Environment

Squaring Global Poverty with Climate Change

Meeting the energy demands of modern society without destroying the planet will require a new approach to climate and energy issues.

By Rachel Pritzker | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Corporate Impact Venturing: A New Path to Sustainability

A new report highlights the power of venture capital to source sustainable business innovations.

By Maximilian Martin | Mar. 18, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Time for Social Entrepreneurs to Share the Spotlight

While we universally applaud social entrepreneurs, another model of social change could unlock even greater levels of participation.

By Dan Berelowitz | 3 | Mar. 17, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Things Strategy Isn’t

The language, tools, processes, and practices of philanthropy have evolved steadily and dramatically, but strategy needs rescuing.

By Barbara Kibbe | 9 | Mar. 14, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Leading the Way to Greater Global Giving

Celebrating collective generosity in the United States can boost philanthropy worldwide.

By Ted Hart | Mar. 14, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Are Cash Transfers Overrated?

Response to the recent post "GiveDirectly? Not So Fast."

By Chris Blattman | Mar. 14, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Structural Revolution and the Social Sector

How field-level strategies could help shift the social sector toward a relentless focus on maximizing impact.

By Tris Lumley | 7 | Mar. 13, 2014
 
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Food

Food Doesn’t Grow in Silicon Valleys

A focus on innovation can be an impediment to genuine progress in the food system.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 18 | Mar. 12, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Developing a Culture of Knowledge Management

The three types of data foundations need—and how they must use them.

By Brad Smith | 1 | Mar. 11, 2014