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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: From Headlines to Fundamentals

A new report aims to strengthen the impact investing industry.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Honing Talent Through Sustainability

Three things companies can do to improve their sustainability agenda to attract talent and improve employee productivity.

 

Economic Development

Poverty’s New Home

Poverty is growing in US suburbs, but for service providers, does it matter where the poor live?

 

Foundations

Three Ways to Boost Core Support

A look at new research showing an increase in general operating support for nonprofits—and how foundations can keep providing this much-needed flexible support.

By Niki Jagpal & Kevin Laskowski | 1 | Jul. 30, 2013
 

Foundations

Six Ways Contests Improve Philanthropy

Insights from Knight Foundation after years of funding open contests.

By Mayur Patel | Jul. 22, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Four Giving Trends Among Wealthy Donors

A new study provides insight into the giving behavior of 22 wealthy donors.

By Mary Glanville | 1 | Jul. 19, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Coming Together with Purpose

How to make convenings that matter.

By Anna Muoio & Noah Rimland Flower | 2 | Jun. 27, 2013
 
Paul Brest

Philanthropy

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Gift to Philanthropy

Giving 2.0 Project U offers a treasure trove of resources for teachers and students of philanthropy.

By Paul Brest | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Human Rights

Assessing the Health Impacts of Immigration Policy

How detention and deportation policies harm the health and well-being of children and families.

By Lili Farhang | Jun. 17, 2013
 

Education

Saving Higher Education with Social Media?

We have largely ignored a vast wellspring of data in the analysis of the perceived value of higher education.

By James Vineburgh | Jun. 17, 2013