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Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Five Programmatic Lessons in Scaling Impact

A look at how a number of Social Innovation Fund subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater growth and impact.

By Katie Mounts | Jul. 21, 2015
 

The Eurozone’s Great Big Network Crisis

Conflicts are inevitable when groups (or countries) harness the power of networked action; it’s up to leaders to plan for the worst to achieve the best.

By Paul Vandeventer | Jul. 17, 2015
 

Education

Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning

Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.

By Harrison Keller & Andrew Belton | 1 | Jul. 16, 2015
 
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Civil Society

Building With, Not For

Social good technologists working on building a more responsive and effective government need to be more inclusive of the citizens they’re trying to engage—and stop neglecting the government they already have.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Jun. 9, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Community Collaboratives Show Persistence and Progress

Local US collaboratives are adapting and evolving for long-term success.

 

Nonprofit Management

Beware Blurring of Sectors

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 3 | May. 13, 2015
 
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Economic Development

The IRS’s Secret, Successful Low-Income Savings Program

Let’s build on—not try to fix—overwithholding.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 15, 2015
 
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Food

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs and no evidence that their commercialization has been beneficial to society as a whole; until there is, it is prudent to just say no.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 10 | Apr. 14, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: Time to Unleash PRIs

How government can liberate philanthropic foundations to extend billions in critical risk capital for mission-driven startups—and help push impact investing into the mainstream.

By Jeff Chidester | 2 | Feb. 24, 2015
 

Civil Society

What We Own and What Owns Us

Our government should be invested with a pride of ownership. But first, we’ve got to recognize, appreciate, and take responsibility for what it is that we own together.

By Paul Vandeventer | 10 | Jan. 23, 2015