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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Nonprofits

Building a Storytelling Culture

Why a shift in mindset and an investment in capacity are essential in sustaining storytelling efforts.

By Julie Dixon | 4 | Oct. 27, 2014
 

Fundraising

Building Your Individual Donor Base

A recent study reveals opportunities for small nonprofits to strengthen individual donor contributions.

By Heather Yandow | 5 | Oct. 15, 2014
 
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Foundations

Only the Humble Improve

C&A Foundation’s candid reporting paves the way for better development.

By Caroline Fiennes | 2 | Oct. 14, 2014
 

Civil Society

Taking Charge of Scaling Well

Tensions at the heart of the scaling process demonstrate the critical part that practitioners’ goals, values, and motivations play in any scaling story.

 
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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 | 3 | 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