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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Philanthropy

Building Leadership Diversity: A Call to Action for Philanthropy

Philanthropy can lead the way to opportunity for young men and boys of color by supporting diverse leadership.

By Kelly Brown | 3 | May. 27, 2014
 

Business

Direct Public Offerings for Healthy Communities

Dysfunctional public and private capital markets benefit traders, speculators, and financiers more than companies and communities; direct public offerings provide a capital funding solution that benefits everyone.

By John Katovich | May. 23, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Combatting Burnout in Nonprofit Leaders

Supporting the personal well-being of nonprofit leaders is critical to the success of effective organizations, and grantmakers can help.

By Lori Bartczak | 1 | May. 21, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Road to Scale Runs Through Improved Donor Strategies

Less donor fragmentation can lead to impact at a transformative scale.

By Charles MacCormack | 6 | May. 15, 2014
 
Steve McCormick, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Nonprofit Management

A New Approach to Global Conservation

In the next 10 years, we will move toward protecting the environment for people not from them.

By Steve McCormick | 1 | May. 13, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

What I Think About When I Think About Running

Haruki Murakami uses running as a metaphor to describe his journey as a novelist, but the metaphor works equally well for social innovation.

By Susannah Hares | 4 | May. 13, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Business Case for Investing in Talent

Every dollar invested in employee development yields more efficient and effective impact.

By Monisha Kapila | 10 | May. 7, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Investing Evolves

A brief history of investing that advances environmental and social concerns, and why impact investors and sustainable investors should look to what they have in common, not how they differ.

By Jed Emerson & Lisa Woll | 3 | May. 7, 2014
 

Civil Society

The Promise of Mandatory Community Service

How a little-known tradition that helped rebuild Rwanda could help the rest of us.

By Ann Lovell | 7 | May. 7, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Shifts in Thinking to Achieve Transformative Scale

We need to shift from a focus on production to impact, and leverage principles of platforms, networks, community, and co-creation.

By Mark Bonchek | 9 | May. 6, 2014