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From The Field

 

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

 

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
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Struggling to Innovate: Together We Stand

Takeaways from a discussion on the promises and perils of innovation in the social sector.

By Joanna Wylegala | Nov. 12, 2013
 

Foundations

Sustainable Corporate Philanthropy

Blackstone’s Amy Stursberg explains how the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has focused on job creation and created a platform for near- and long-term impact.

By Amy Stursberg | Nov. 12, 2013
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Google Giving: Calibrating Moon Shots

When we back only proven and incremental ideas, we miss out on the opportunity to test new ones that could potentially change millions of lives.

By Jacquelline Fuller | 2 | Nov. 6, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Creating a Better Future Through Transparency

We need more investors to share their impact performance data.

By Lisa Kleissner | 1 | Nov. 5, 2013
 
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Foundations

Stumbling into Philanthropy

Turning a bunch of money into a lot of impact.

By Kevin Starr | 4 | Nov. 4, 2013
 
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Philanthropy

Tackling Overhead Together

Grantmakers and nonprofits must come to a mutual understanding of the true costs of change.

By Valerie Lies | 2 | Oct. 30, 2013