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From The Field

 

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

 
Emma Schaberg O'Brien, Dare to Innovate

Education

Bridging Skills and Opportunities

Innovative programs are addressing the educational disconnect in the developing world.

By Emma Schaberg O’Brien | Oct. 16, 2013
 
Nicolas Hazard, Groupe SOS

Impact Investing

Financial revolution? Yes we can.

Social investments in France have achieved a very high level of development and represent models that can—and should—be replicated abroad.

By Nicolas Hazard | Oct. 15, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Aspiration: A Tool for Transformational Change

Setting aspirational goals can inspire more people to get involved in your cause—and meaningful milestones can keep them engaged.

By Doug Hattaway & Tess Hart | 2 | Oct. 8, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Smart Gifts Keep On Giving

A philanthropic investment in Guatemala has established an ongoing stream of revenue to reach at-risk kids.

By Paul Penley | 2 | Oct. 7, 2013
 

Impact Investing

The Builder’s Mindset

Part 3 of 3: Bring talent to solve underserved market inefficiencies, not just intention.

By Bo Hopkins & Vishal Vasishth | Oct. 1, 2013
 
Marcia_Stepanek

Social Entrepreneurship

CauseFests: Philanthropy’s New Marketplace

A report from the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative and Social Good Summit—the trading floors of the new philanthrocapitalism.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Sep. 26, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

A Rare Merger

The Nature Conservancy and Rare aim to achieve greater conservation impact—and they might just provide a new model for the nonprofit sector.

By Bruce Boyd | Sep. 25, 2013
 

Foundations

Big Bang Philanthropy

How one group of funders gets the most for the poverty-fighting buck.

By Kevin Starr & Andy Bryant | 1 | Sep. 19, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Accept Market Risk, Manage Operating Risk

Part 2 of 3: Leverage mainstream market growth to support impact investments.

By Bo Hopkins and Vishal Vasishth | 1 | Sep. 16, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Design for Purpose, Execute for Profit

Part 1 of 3: The genesis of Song Investment Advisors and its governing theory.

By Bo Hopkins & Vishal Vasishth | Sep. 3, 2013