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Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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 | 5 | 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
 

Socially Responsible Business

Corporate Impact Venturing: A New Path to Sustainability

A new report highlights the power of venture capital to source sustainable business innovations.

By Maximilian Martin | Mar. 18, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Leading the Way to Greater Global Giving

Celebrating collective generosity in the United States can boost philanthropy worldwide.

By Ted Hart | Mar. 14, 2014
 

Health

Evaluating High-tech Health Approaches in Low-income Countries

Promising technologies for maternal and child health, TB, and malaria abound, but we need to determine what really works.

 

Government

Taking Pay for Success Financing to the South

An analysis of the viability of pay-for-success initiatives in South Carolina shows that this new type of financing can work in more rural, "red” states.

By Joe Waters & Megan Golden | Jan. 21, 2014