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New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 

Foundations

Taking Impact Investing and Accounting Full Tilt

More foundations are deploying a full range of financial investment vehicles to yield positive social and financial returns, and using new tools to track impact data.

By Clara Miller & Jean Rogers | Jul. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Integrated Capital for Social Enterprises

To build a thriving social enterprise sector, we need to rethink the purpose of capital and employ a new strategic funding approach.

By Don Shaffer | 6 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

From The Field

Building Local Currency

Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South.

 

Impact Investing

SIBs, DIBs and Ad-Libs

Does the hype around “pay for performance” financing match the reality?

By John Anner | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Foundations

The Value of Rigorous Evaluation

Rigorous evaluation can drive continuous learning and improvement.

By Nancy Roob | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

The Dirt on Seed-Funding Social Change

As philanthropists, I think our deepest duty is to gamble on people, through untried solutions that just might overturn ancient societal inequities.

By Suzanne Skees | May. 9, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Lights, Camera, Philanthropy

A close-up on giving and the entertainment industry.

By Christine Essel | 1 | May. 2, 2014
 

Foundations

Collaboration and “Diffuse Reciprocity”

A new attitude toward collaboration could help funders achieve greater long-term gains.

By Larry Kramer | 3 | Apr. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundation Learning: The Case for Productive Anxiety

A greater sense of urgency can help foundations better use their strategy and evaluation data to learn, unlearn, and improve.

By Diana Scearce | 7 | Apr. 17, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Foundations

Reflection Through Narrative

How international organizations gain insight, innovation, and internal alignment through story.