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From The Field

 

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

 

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
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Eight Social Entrepreneurs Tell Their Personal Stories

SSIR editors select eight books by leading social entrepreneurs about their personal journeys along the path to social change.

By Jenifer Morgan | Aug. 16, 2013
 

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?