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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 
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Merger Secrets to Success

New research identifies some of the factors that make nonprofit mergers work.

By Jean Butzen | 2 | Aug. 20, 2012
 
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Environment

Disadvantaged Populations Feel the Heat

The connection between environmental quality and the predicament of disadvantaged populations is coming into ever-sharper relief.

By Karim Al-Khafaji | 8 | Aug. 3, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Impact: The Lovechild of Innovation and Collaboration

The power of bringing people together—reflections on TechSoup Global Summit one year later.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 14 | Jul. 18, 2012
 

Impact Investing

ReCoding Good: Part 8

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Lucy Bernholz & Rob Reich | Jul. 13, 2012
 
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Education

Fun: The Missing Ingredient

Online games make school relevant and engaging.

By Allyson Peerman | 2 | Jun. 20, 2012
 

Impact Investing

ReCoding Good: Part 6

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

 

Foundations

Evaluation Through a Learning Lens

A focus on learning can enhance and strengthen a foundation’s evaluation efforts.

By PeiYao Chen | Jun. 8, 2012
 

Education

Training to Save?

Does financial education training for children in Ghana help instill a culture of good decision-making? Take a reader survey and find out.

By Annie Duflo & Dean Karlan | 3 | May. 31, 2012
 

Socially Responsible Business

What Workers Want Is What the World Needs

Employers who provide workers with tangible ways to make a positive social or environmental impact will find that it pays off.

By Liz Maw | 1 | May. 24, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

The Power and Possibility of Simple Technology

A new study reveals how Minnesota nonprofits are using everyday technology to innovate.

By Judith E. Alnes | May. 11, 2012