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From The Field

 

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

 

Impact Investing

Making Impact Investing a Priority

Zurich Insurance Group is fully embedding impact investing into the company's overall investment management approach and culture.

By Manuel Lewin | Jan. 6, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Social Impact Bond Market: Three Scenarios for the Future

SIBs hold great potential, but much remains to be done before they become a widely accepted tool for solving social problems in the US.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 3 | Dec. 19, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Innovating in Development Through Accountapreneurship

How one organization is combining the best elements of accountability and entrepreneurship to redefine development paradigms of the past.

By Blair Glencorse | Dec. 17, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: Putting Ideas Into Practice

The World Economic Forum published its second report on impact investing, this latest is a collection of articles focused on democratizing the expertise of "how to" do impact investing.

 

Philanthropy

Converting Funder Collaboration into Collective Impact

A new report shares findings on the impact of funder collaboratives in Northeast Ohio and offers tactical suggestions for other regions interested in sparking economic growth.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Re-Thinking Sector Stereotypes

Traditional perceptions of the roles different sectors play in our society hinder our ability to create social change.

By Jeff Raderstrong | 2 | Dec. 6, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Backbone Contributions to Collective Impact

Part two in a series on how backbone organizations shape the work of collective impact without formal authority.

 

Corporate Philanthropy

Disrupting Corporate Philanthropy

Three best moves and three biggest lessons—Marc Benioff reflects on more than a decade of work at the Salesforce.com Foundation.

By Marc Benioff | 1 | Nov. 25, 2013
 

Education

Worth the Risk: Supporting the Art of Great Teaching

How collaborative classroom evaluation is producing measures teachers can trust.

By Allan Golston | Nov. 18, 2013
 
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Foundations

Using Metrics to Encourage Innovation

By introducing a learning agenda, funders can encourage innovation, drive philanthropic dollars to the best programs, and become better partners to grantees.

By Jenny Shilling Stein | 3 | Nov. 13, 2013