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Nonprofits

 

Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and NGOs be more effective

 

Health

Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty

How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise

A recent survey highlights the important role of social enterprise in poverty alleviation.

 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate

Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.

By Adam Rein | May. 29, 2015
 
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Health

Emerging Tools for Community-Driven Evaluations

Eight tools for building inclusive, community programs to address health and other social issues.

By Deepthi Welaratna | May. 28, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Community Collaboratives Show Persistence and Progress

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

 
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Nonprofit Management

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

By Paul Klein | 23 | May. 15, 2015
 

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
 

Health

What Is Community Anyway?

Our understanding of community can help funders and evaluators identify, understand, and strengthen the communities they work with.

By David M. Chavis & Kien Lee | May. 12, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Fellowships Can Inform Talent Management

A new study traces the evolution of social impact fellowships and highlights what organizations can learn from the industry.

By Monisha Kapila | 1 | May. 11, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Strategy Needs a Plan

The strategic plan is far from dead—it’s alive and adapting.

By Michael Allison | 12 | May. 7, 2015