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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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
 

Research Notes

The Role of Research in Social Innovation

Are research and practice two coins or two sides of the same coin?

By Christian Seelos & Johanna Mair | 3 | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Millennials and the Social Sector: What’s Next?

How the Millennial generation connects, gets involved with, and gives to social causes—insights from a four-year study.

By Derrick Feldmann & Emily Yu | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

A new study shows what nonprofits need to harness the power of narrative and networks to enhance their reach, resources, and impact.

By Jay Geneske & Doug Hattaway | 2 | Jun. 2, 2014