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Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Technology & Design

From Politics to Public Policy: Part 1

How campaign lessons can amplify your work. In part one: digital tools for nonprofits.

By Ellen S. Alberding | Apr. 9, 2013
 

Government

Debunking the Myths Behind Social Impact Bond Speculation

An examination of SIBs recently conducted in Maryland should give pause to governments and nonprofits looking to take the leap.

By Kyle McKay | 12 | Apr. 8, 2013
 
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Government

What the First Social Impact Bond Won’t Tell Us

Two views on evaluating the pilot SIB in Peterborough, UK.

By Caroline Fiennes | 9 | Apr. 3, 2013
 
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Nonprofits

Lessons of an SSIR Blogger

A look back at government regulation, philanthropy, “social blank” movements, and third sector grit.

By John Brothers | Mar. 8, 2013
 

Government

The State of America’s Well-being

A valuable measurement tool sheds light on investments that will save taxpayers money and reduce US debt, while ensuring American competitiveness in a global economy.

 

Government

Sequestering the Sector

With the threat of a sequester looming, the charitable sector risks being boxed in.

By Melissa A. Berman | 5 | Feb. 28, 2013
 

Foundations

Democracy and Philanthropy

How private giving can contribute to the needs of American democracy.

 
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Environment

Why International Climate Negotiations Must End

The poisonous atmosphere of climate negotiations has resulted in paralysis; we must now focus on creating dialog and cooperation.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 2 | Feb. 14, 2013
 
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Government

Building a Social Investment Market by Design

The work of the Social Innovation Fund should provide inspiration to governments looking to drive social investment at home.

By Jenny North | 4 | Feb. 7, 2013
 
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Government

Liberating 990 Data

Sharing nonprofits’ Form 990 tax data in a comprehensive and easy-to-access manner may open the door to more collaboration and innovation within the sector.

By Beth Simone Noveck | 8 | Feb. 4, 2013