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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Foundations

Filling the Gap in Media Funding

Foundations are increasing their media-related grantmaking—but they need to do more.

By Eric Newton | 1 | Nov. 19, 2013
 

Nonprofits

The Rise of the Radical Mainstreamers

Why established nonprofits could hold the key to scaling social innovation.

By Owen Jarvis & Ruth Marvel | 1 | Nov. 18, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Getting Results Data Off the Dusty Shelf

Charities and funders need support and guidance to make sure that information collected does not go to waste.

By Angela Kail | Nov. 14, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Impact, Not Overhead, Is What Counts

A look at barriers global NGOs face in reporting the right measures of effectiveness—and how funders and grantees can begin to overcome them.

 

Business

Pro Bono Innovation

A look at the rise of pro bono and three trends in creative collaborations that are leading to larger-scale success.

By Jenny Lawson & Kate Ahern | 3 | Oct. 24, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: From Margin to Mainstream

Impact investing is generating significant momentum and excitement among investors, but challenges still remain for large-scale asset owners.

By Abigail Noble & Joel Bryce | 3 | Oct. 10, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Hidden Dimensions of Scale

Examples from South Asia show there’s more to successful scaling than replicating a good model.

 

Evaluation’s Next Generation

A look at characteristics and approaches that represent the evolution of traditional evaluation.

By Srik Gopalakrishnan | 2 | Oct. 2, 2013
 

Technology & Design

The Broadband Opportunity

A new paper delves into best practices to accelerate broadband adoption for social good.

By William A Brindley & Shelly Esque | 2 | Sep. 20, 2013