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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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
 
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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