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Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 
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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 | 8 | 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
 

Global Issues

Assessing the State of Global Youth

Highlights from an inaugural study on the largest generation in human history.

By Nicole Goldin | Feb. 9, 2015
 

Solution Markets for Justice Reform

By demonstrating shared responsibility and accountability for outcomes that address injustice on a broad scale, justice institutions can help create an open economy for solutions to big, justice-related problems.

 

US Economic Mobility and Investing for Impact

A new Aspen Institute survey explores how impact investing is driving change in education, economic assets, and health and well-being.

By Anne Mosle | Jan. 27, 2015
 

Foundations

A Wave Is Rising

Community foundations are seeing growing activity in building community wealth.

By Marjorie Kelly | 1 | Jan. 5, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

What’s in a Name?

The case for cohesive and effective social enterprise messaging.

By Carla Javits | 2 | Dec. 22, 2014
 
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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