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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Impact Investing

Student Finance: A New Frontier for Impact Investing?

Student-lending innovations from emerging markets could expand access to education.

 

Economic Development

Tackling Financial Exclusion

How to provide sustainable banking solutions for low-income consumers in the United States and abroad.

By Chris Page & David Porteous | 1 | May. 12, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Business Case for Investing in Talent

Every dollar invested in employee development yields more efficient and effective impact.

By Monisha Kapila | 10 | May. 7, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Sexy or Successful, What’s Your Impact Investing Pleasure?

A new framework for effective and efficient impact investing.

By Louis C. Boorstin | Apr. 29, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Millennials Will Bring Impact Investing Mainstream

Next Gen values, experiences, and preferences are poised to accelerate impact investing, directing billions of dollars toward social benefit.

By Jed Emerson & Lindsay Norcott | 5 | Apr. 24, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts

With Wallace Foundation backing, Columbia University’s Teachers College sets out to learn from past initiatives, document current ones, and find answers to complex questions.

 

Global Issues

From Service Learning to Learning Service

Personal development and global development are intrinsically linked, but our current service-learning model might need flipping on its head.

By Claire Bennett & Daniela Papi | 4 | Apr. 8, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Measuring Impact Isn’t for Everyone

Collecting data to demonstrate your organization’s impact is great to do when you should, wasteful when you should not.

By Mary Kay Gugerty & Dean Karlan | 3 | Apr. 2, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Broadening the Aperture of Measurement

What research can and does tell us about unconditional cash transfers.

By Jeremy Shapiro & Johannes Haushofer | 1 | Mar. 26, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundations for Social Impact Bonds

New research explores the role of foundations in the development of the new SIB market.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 2 | Mar. 19, 2014