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From The Field

 

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

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Quality Distribution for Commercial Success

How an organization distributes a life-improving technology matters more to its commercial success than the product itself.

By Diana Jue | Oct. 21, 2013
 
Laurie Michaels, Open Road Alliance

Philanthropy

Funding the Unforeseen

By creating mechanisms to efficiently plan for uncertainty, philanthropists can ensure that they maintain forward momentum and keep their impact on track.

By Laurie Michaels | Oct. 17, 2013
 
Steve McCormick, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Foundations

Changemaker vs. Grantmaker

Three abilities every foundation needs to achieve long-term impact.

By Steve McCormick | Oct. 16, 2013
 
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