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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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
 

Nonprofit Management

Unlocking the Mystery of Volunteer Retention

How Girl Scouts of Northern California is using advanced predictive analytics to inform its volunteer management practices.

 

Nonprofits

Can a “Like” Save a Life?

A Georgetown University and Waggener Edstrom study sheds new light on the debate surrounding the effectiveness of online influence.

By Julie Dixon | 6 | Jun. 11, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

What Nonprofits Need

Three things that funders can learn from Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2013 State of the Sector Survey.

 

Health

Big Business and Healthcare: It’s Not About the Money

A global study of healthcare social enterprises shows that partnerships, not investment, are the key to healthcare innovation and new markets.

By Andy Thornton | May. 16, 2013