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From The Field

 

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

 

Impact Investing

Adopting the London Principles

A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems.

By Ming Wong & Philo Alto | Aug. 25, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

From Motivated Professional to Global Changemaker

Making the leap—15 insights on leadership and transition from the frontlines of professional education.

By Menno van Dijk & Roshan Paul | 1 | Aug. 18, 2014
 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Foundations

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

Focus, flexibility, and fortitude—the three pillars of philanthropic organizations looking to create systemic change.

By Jamie Merisotis | Aug. 8, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Foundation-Owned Social Enterprises: A New Way Forward?

A novel impact investment model can help social enterprises and foundations generate a high social return on investment.

By Mike Miesen | 6 | Aug. 4, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Assessing Nonprofit Risk in PFS Deals

A framework to guide nonprofits in effectively assessing risk and opportunity in Pay for Success contracts.

By Sam Schaeffer | 2 | Jul. 31, 2014
 

Foundations

Empathetic Donor-Doer Engagement

A seven-part framework for increasing empathy between foundations and grantees.

By Simon Stumpf & Ash Rogers | 3 | Jul. 25, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Predicting the Path to Scale

The power of anticipating the good, the bad, and the unexpected.

By Tasmia Rahman & Maria A. May | 2 | Jul. 23, 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 | 7 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

Government

Real World Collaboration in Times of Polarization

The newly passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act illustrates how organizations can find space to debate and successfully create cross-sector and bipartisan solutions.

By Mark Edwards & Sarah Beaulieu | 2 | Jul. 15, 2014