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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Socially Responsible Business

Fostering Adaptability and Change Through ICV

Six tips for unlocking “resilient dynamism” with international corporate volunteer programs.

 

Government

The State of America’s Well-being

A valuable measurement tool sheds light on investments that will save taxpayers money and reduce US debt, while ensuring American competitiveness in a global economy.

 

Measuring Social Impact

Impact Over Organizational Interest

A look at new research from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

By Kathleen P. Enright | 2 | Feb. 26, 2013
 

Foundations

Democracy and Philanthropy

How private giving can contribute to the needs of American democracy.

 

Individual Giving

Next Gen Donors and Their Plan for Greater Impact

A first-of-its-kind national study shows that Gen X and Millennial major donors aim to revamp philanthropic strategy and take risks on new tools.

By Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker | 1 | Feb. 12, 2013
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Three Steps to Making CSR Count

A study finds that some companies’ corporate social responsibility efforts can do more harm than good.

By Jody Kirchner | Feb. 1, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Skills-Based Volunteering: The New Executive Training Ground

Young people are gaining cultural skills and insight through volunteering that will influence their decisions for decades to come.

 
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Measuring Social Impact

Social Sector Measurement: Down but Not Out

Recently released studies confirm that few nonprofits possess the capacity to measure for continuous improvement, but new initiatives launched in 2012 provide hope.

By Matthew Forti | 2 | Dec. 21, 2012
 

Individual Giving

Giving Black

A study from Liberty Hill Foundation provides insights into building philanthropy in African American communities.

By Ange-Marie Hancock | Dec. 18, 2012
 
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Fundraising

The Humanitarian Technologist’s Dilemma

We must push for inclusion of technology in grant proposals.

By William Brindley | 2 | Dec. 14, 2012