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Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012
 

Government

Citizen as Designer

By shifting the responsibility of the citizen from deciding to designing, we can redirect resources away from conflict and toward creating better ideas.

By Brodie Boland | 7 | Sep. 7, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Elderly Care and the Future of Social Innovation

Until successful new models for senior care are developed, all other forms of social innovation will be constricted.

By Curtis Chang | 3 | Aug. 27, 2012
 
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Arts

What Can Cities Expect of the Arts?

Many cities claim they plan to renew themselves through the arts, but solving urban problems requires more than a few artists-in-residence.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Aug. 17, 2012
 
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Government

Private Investment in Social Impact Bonds

Goldman’s investment furthers the vision of social impact bond participants who seek to develop a marketplace for financial investment into social programs.

By Michael Belinsky | 1 | Aug. 8, 2012
 
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Government

Social Innovation: International Practices for Diffusion and Policymaking

Videos from the Social Innovation Dialogues convening in Berlin.

By Johanna Mair | Jul. 26, 2012
 
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Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012
 
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Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Changing the Social Sector’s Policy Pitch

The social sector has utterly failed to create a compelling pitch to the political sector about what we do.

By Rich Tafel | 12 | Jun. 27, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Is Business the New Charity?

Investing in small business and new ventures is a good thing and vital to our communities, but we must not confuse it with charity or strategic long-term social investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 8 | Jun. 26, 2012