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Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Hidden Dimensions of Scale

Examples from South Asia show there’s more to successful scaling than replicating a good model.

 
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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
 
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In Search of Respectful Debate

Reasonable, open, and credible debate is missing across government, business, and civil society—how can we bring it back?

By Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Aug. 30, 2013
 

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
 

Civil Society

The Snowden Effect: An Opportunity?

Pro-privacy activists and others have a chance to reinvent the conversation about security and privacy in the digital age.

By Marcia Stepanek | 4 | Aug. 8, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Ups and Downs of Social Finance

Defaults in social finance and impact investing do happen: our experience and what the sector can learn from it.

By Leonardo Letelier & Rob Packer | 3 | Jul. 23, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Creating a Common Language for Cross-sector Collaboration

A framework for visualizing problems and a common language for talking about them can make all the difference.

By Sandra Bates | 1 | Jul. 12, 2013
 

Health

What Can Africa Do for Obama?

We should not overlook innovations in the subcontinent that could be transformative in the United States.

By Michael Murphy & Alan Ricks | Jul. 3, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Coming Together with Purpose

How to make convenings that matter.

By Anna Muoio & Noah Rimland Flower | 2 | Jun. 27, 2013
 

Government

Pay for Success: What It Will Take to Work

Let’s critically assess the model and imagine greater possibilities by keeping it simple.

By Art Berman | 2 | Jun. 18, 2013