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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Nonprofits

The Surprising Truth Behind Beneficiary Feedback

New research suggests that the feedback of nonprofit clients is less biased than many think.

By Shuo Xie & Kris Sankaran | Jul. 3, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Letting Loose the Crazy Uncle

A new report explains how the financial services industry can better harness impact investing to serve client demand.

By William Burckart | 1 | Jun. 26, 2014
 

Research Notes

The Role of Research in Social Innovation

Are research and practice two coins or two sides of the same coin?

By Christian Seelos & Johanna Mair | 3 | Jun. 19, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Millennials and the Social Sector: What’s Next?

How the Millennial generation connects, gets involved with, and gives to social causes—insights from a four-year study.

By Derrick Feldmann & Emily Yu | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

A new study shows what nonprofits need to harness the power of narrative and networks to enhance their reach, resources, and impact.

By Jay Geneske & Doug Hattaway | 2 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

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