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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Sustainability Leadership: From Global to Local

Who will lead the move towards a sustainable future—the United States, Europe, China?

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Oct. 9, 2013
 

Philanthropy

Overhead Costs: The Obsession Must Stop

We can’t separate nonprofit programs from the people who develop and deliver them.

By Julie Brandt | 14 | Oct. 3, 2013
 

Food

Remaking the Food System

Investors and philanthropists must work together to generate more ecologically responsible and locally grown food for more people.

By Don Shaffer | 2 | Sep. 30, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Making the Most of Mobile

Nonprofit donors and advocates are spending more time online than watching TV—it's time to get their attention.

By John Kenyon | Sep. 27, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

A Rare Merger

The Nature Conservancy and Rare aim to achieve greater conservation impact—and they might just provide a new model for the nonprofit sector.

By Bruce Boyd | Sep. 25, 2013
 

Socially Responsible Business

Coffee with Cream and Charity?

It’s getting easier for consumers to donate to charity, but do they even want to?

By Shawn Basak | 2 | Sep. 24, 2013
 

If the Goal is Scale, Promote Theft

Too many smart people are trying to come up with too many new solutions; fostering plagiarism of successful models is the fastest track to systems change.

By Eric Stowe | 34 | Sep. 23, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

To Get to the Good, You Gotta Dance With the Wicked

There may not be one resolution to wicked problems and nonprofits can’t—and shouldn’t—do it all.

 

Looking for Innovation in All the Wrong Places

Who consistently drives innovation in corporate America?

 

Measuring Social Impact

(Appropriate) Big Data for Climate Resilience?

Three huge opportunities and three risks.

By Amy Luers | Sep. 11, 2013