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From The Field

 

On-the-ground reports from social enterprises and other projects around the world

 

Civil Society

Communities Can Set the Course for Lasting Change

Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.

By Ann Austin | 2 | Jul. 3, 2015
 
SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Business

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change

Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?

By Randall Kempner & Kate McElligott | 6 | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Foundations

Making the Money Work

How funders can best support place-based initiatives.

By Anthony B. Iton | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.

 

Human Rights

21st-Century Refugee Protection

Today’s 60 million displaced people have a basic need beyond food, water, and shelter: legal representation.

 

Individual Giving

Can Individual and Institutional Donors Be Friends?

These groups' perspectives are closer than most think—and it’s good news for philanthropy.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Bringing Social Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

Why we must leverage hands-on experience and service learning to encourage the next generation of social innovators.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 3 | Jun. 15, 2015
 

Health

Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty

How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.

 
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Nonprofit Management

Community Collaboratives Show Persistence and Progress

Local US collaboratives are adapting and evolving for long-term success.

 

Food

Between Listening and Doing

A “whole health” approach to improving access to food and food education.

By Philip Sambol | 1 | May. 19, 2015