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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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
 

Environment

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the Environment

Is the social impact bond model better suited to environmental issues?

By Cathy Clark & David Nicola | 5 | Nov. 26, 2013
 

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