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Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 
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Nonprofits

Better Relationships, Better Results

A new survey shows that nonprofits and funders are finding new ways of working together, in the effort to achieve greater impact.

By J McCray | 1 | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Global Issues

Measuring Human Progress

A new report on California highlights how human well-being is a more relevant gauge of progress than economic metrics.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

New research offers insights into how social enterprise legal forms are emerging in the United States.

 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s New Release

Reflections on the changing philanthropic landscape in Silicon Valley.

By Kimberly Dasher Tripp | Dec. 2, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Second Curve Philanthropy

New research reveals a large gap between the world of organized philanthropy and today’s world of social action.

By Marina Gorbis | 1 | Dec. 1, 2014
 

Government

Promoting Government Action on Income Equality

Five lessons from research on poverty in America.

By Wendy Yaross | 2 | Nov. 17, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Can Impact Investing Help Save the Planet?

A new cross-sector study examines whether impact investing can make a difference to global conservation efforts.

 

Technology & Design

Four Social-Change Results That Innovation Labs Deliver

Social innovation labs are gaining ground and finding effective solutions to global challenges quickly and inclusively.

By Amira Bliss & Nidhi Sahni | 9 | Nov. 10, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Building a Storytelling Culture

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

By Julie Dixon | 9 | 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