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From The Field

 

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

 

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
 

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