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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 

Solution Markets for Justice Reform

By demonstrating shared responsibility and accountability for outcomes that address injustice on a broad scale, justice institutions can help create an open economy for solutions to big, justice-related problems.

 

Civil Society

Meeting People Where They Are

A look at how the Center for American Progress is using innovative communications strategies to reach the broadest possible audience.

By Daniella Gibbs Léger | 1 | Jan. 29, 2015
 

Civil Society

What We Own and What Owns Us

Our government should be invested with a pride of ownership. But first, we’ve got to recognize, appreciate, and take responsibility for what it is that we own together.

By Paul Vandeventer | 10 | Jan. 23, 2015
 

Civil Society

Slowly Strangling Civil Society

How donor funding distorts civil society goals and priorities.

By Michael Kleinman & Thomas Wheeler | 7 | Dec. 11, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Second Curve Philanthropy

New research reveals a large gap between the world of organized philanthropy and today’s world of social action.

By Marina Gorbis | 1 | Dec. 1, 2014
 

Government

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

By Tracey Ross | 3 | Oct. 30, 2014
 

Civil Society

Navigating Disruptions

International civil society organizations need to change their business models.

By Burkhard Gnärig & Linda Heyer | Oct. 28, 2014
 

Civil Society

Taking Charge of Scaling Well

Tensions at the heart of the scaling process demonstrate the critical part that practitioners’ goals, values, and motivations play in any scaling story.

 

Global Issues

Fostering Collaboration Through Common Language

Social change partners must understand the why before digging into the what.

By Kate Marple | 4 | Sep. 23, 2014
 
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Civil Society

Civic Crowdfunding: A New Way of Spending Down?

Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

By Rodrigo Davies | 3 | Sep. 16, 2014