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From The Field

 

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

 

Urban Development

A Working Model for Slum Rehabilitation

How innovative regulation is enabling private capital to deliver social impact and realize attractive returns in Mumbai.

 

Nonprofit Management

Building Networks and Movements for Social Change

Lessons from a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing new social justice leaders.

By Heather McLeod Grant | 6 | Sep. 4, 2014
 

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 | 1 | Aug. 25, 2014
 
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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 | 2 | 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 | 1 | Aug. 8, 2014
 
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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