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From The Field

 

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

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Remembering Greg Dees

A reflection on the life of a social entrepreneurship pioneer.

By Beth Battle Anderson | 13 | Jan. 9, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”

By Eric J. Henderson | Jan. 9, 2014
 

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
 

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 | 2 | 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.

 
Jeff Raderstrong, UnSectored

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 Backbone Contributions to Collective Impact

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

 

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