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From The Field

 

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

 

Social Entrepreneurship

A Lab of Labs

A report from Lab2, and why learning to reflect on our assumptions about how change happens has value, whether or not “lab” is in your title.

By Sarah Schulman | 1 | Aug. 16, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Mobile Phones Build Peace

New research illustrates how we can overcome challenges facing post-conflict countries like Afghanistan through the use of mobile phones.

By Ylva Lindberg & Stina Torjesen | Aug. 15, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Who Is Responsible for the “Second Disaster”?

An online registry for disaster relief has proved a successful model for avoiding unproductive donations—when will we adopt it?

 

Technology & Design

Taking Games for Good to a New Level

Great social issue video games are out there; now it’s time to invest in them.

By Idit Harel Caperton | Jul. 25, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Ups and Downs of Social Finance

Defaults in social finance and impact investing do happen: our experience and what the sector can learn from it.

By Leonardo Letelier & Rob Packer | 3 | Jul. 23, 2013
 

Education

Teachers: A Solution to Education Reform in India

Teachers can lead improvement in education; we need to help them develop the mindset, skills, and networks they need to create change.

By Sharath Jeevan & James Townsend | 9 | Jul. 17, 2013
 
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Human Rights

However Long the Night: A Q&A With Molly Melching

A discussion with the cultural entrepreneur, human rights advocate, and founder of Tostan.

By Courtney E. Martin | Jun. 27, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond Sexy

Let’s start telling social entrepreneurial aspirants the truth and get those who support the field financially to acknowledge that staying power and relationship-building are ineluctable partners to innovation. Part two of a series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Jun. 19, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Between the Quick Exit and the Long Sojourn

Social entrepreneurs have to get out there and do the work, with enough staying power to make a real impact. Part one of a two-part series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 12 | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Impact Economy Lesson from Rural China

Building an impact economy at scale can help ensure that success and opportunity become the norm for children not the exception.

By Rob Wyse | 2 | Jun. 17, 2013