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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Getting Results for Afghan Women

A conversation with philanthropist Connie Duckworth, founder of ARZU Studio Hope.

By Alison Powell & Alex Goldmark | Oct. 22, 2013
 

Quality Distribution for Commercial Success

How an organization distributes a life-improving technology matters more to its commercial success than the product itself.

By Diana Jue | Oct. 21, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Prizes and Challenges Matter for Development

Prizes allow institutions to develop revolutionary new solutions, are less risky than traditional grants, and can create communities of practice.

By Alex Dehgan & Aleem Walji | Oct. 14, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Hidden Dimensions of Scale

Examples from South Asia show there’s more to successful scaling than replicating a good model.

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

CauseFests: Philanthropy’s New Marketplace

A report from the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative and Social Good Summit—the trading floors of the new philanthrocapitalism.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Sep. 26, 2013
 

If the Goal is Scale, Promote Theft

Too many smart people are trying to come up with too many new solutions; fostering plagiarism of successful models is the fastest track to systems change.

By Eric Stowe | 34 | Sep. 23, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Using Story to Solve Social Problems

How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.

By Denise Withers | 2 | Sep. 17, 2013
 

Nonprofit Management

Cut to the Chase: How Stories Engage

Three ways organizations can use story as a platform for social innovation.

By Denise Withers | 4 | Sep. 10, 2013
 

Who Gets Paid?

The funding that goes to intermediaries and consultants often dwarfs the support that social sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, and community-based advocates receive.

By Kriss Deiglmeier | 1 | Sep. 9, 2013