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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Civil Society

Reconnecting Youth in America’s Cities

A new report examines the relationship between place and race, and disconnected youth in the United States.

 

Global Issues

Overcoming Corruption in Emerging Markets

Lessons from two Nigerian firms and how nonprofits can help.

 

Nonprofits

Moving Beyond Vanity Metrics

To achieve greater impact, membership and advocacy organizations must find new ways to measure engagement.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise

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

 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 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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Economic Development

The IRS’s Secret, Successful Low-Income Savings Program

Let’s build on—not try to fix—overwithholding.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 15, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Managing vs. Measuring Impact Investment

How a shift in mindset from impact measurement to impact management can lead to stronger social outcomes: a case study of Huntington Capital Fund III.

By Morgan Simon | 2 | Mar. 20, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

The Rise of Antipoverty Relational Work

Nonprofits in the United States are making a revolutionary change in how they approach solutions to poverty.

By Michael Jindra & Ines W. Jindra | 10 | Mar. 17, 2015
 

Global Issues

Cracking the Black Box of Human Reasoning

We have powerful new tools to solve complex social problems—but how we apply them will determine our success.

By Deepthi Welaratna | 2 | Feb. 10, 2015