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Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 
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Education

Investing in “Teacher Town, USA”

A group of local donors has set out to transform the teaching profession in Memphis, Tennessee.

By Betsy Doyle & Mike Perigo | Sep. 18, 2014
 
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Civil Society

Civic Crowdfunding: A New Way of Spending Down?

Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

By Rodrigo Davies | 2 | Sep. 16, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Networks and Movements for Social Change

Lessons from a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing new social justice leaders.

By Heather McLeod Grant | 6 | Sep. 4, 2014
 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Evolution of Impact Investment in India

A look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach over the last 14 years.

By Nisha Dutt & Usha Ganesh | Aug. 11, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Building Impact Investment Readiness

A new approach to unlocking institutional investments globally.

By Gabriel A. Huppé | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Board Governance

Boosting Nonprofit Board Performance Where It Counts

Five recommendations for onboarding a new executive director.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Three Transformative Business Sustainability Trends

Emerging trends that can re-shape standard business practices.

By Jeana Wirtenberg | Jul. 10, 2014
 

Nonprofits

The Surprising Truth Behind Beneficiary Feedback

New research suggests that the feedback of nonprofit clients is less biased than many think.

By Shuo Xie & Kris Sankaran | Jul. 3, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Letting Loose the Crazy Uncle

A new report explains how the financial services industry can better harness impact investing to serve client demand.

By William Burckart | 1 | Jun. 26, 2014