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Philanthropy

Five Lessons for New Philanthropists

Before tackling complex social problems, new philanthropists should consider what current philanthropists have learned about how to “hack.”

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Naming the Mindsets of Innovation

Social sector leaders can encourage innovation by fostering three productive mindsets.

By David Dabscheck | 1 | Jul. 13, 2015
 

Fundraising

Why Fundraising in Rounds Works

Setting specific periods for reaching out to donors can help nonprofits stay focused on their goals and balance fundraising efforts with the work of the organization.

By Chase Adam | 10 | Jul. 9, 2015
 

Health

Creating Health in the 21st Century

Five principles to guide how communities can develop new pathways to health, plus concrete steps toward contributing to a culture that values connections and relationships as much as treatments and health campaigns.

 
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Health

Operating When You Can’t See the Full Picture

Three principles for solving complex, systemic problems like improving community health.

By Jeff Cohen | Jun. 11, 2015
 
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Health

Cultivating and Sustaining Generative Teams

Four practices that can help people establish common intent; sense emerging needs and solutions; and collectively prototype, create, and evolve innovative health models and relationships.

By Margaret A. Hawthorne | Jun. 4, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Four Learning Principles for the Social Sector

Creative solutions to common learning challenges that social innovators face.

By Alexander Saint-Amand | 1 | Jun. 2, 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
 

Foundations

A “Watch-Out” for Private Foundations Offering Prizes

No-strings-attached prizes incentivize innovation, but private foundations need to structure them carefully to avoid prohibitive penalty taxes.

 

Health

Building Trust with Communities of Color

Strategies for engaging communities of color in local health initiatives.