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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Technology & Design

Getting Leapfrogging Right

A new generation of digital breakthroughs holds the potential to deliver important social benefits, but only if we adopt technology in a different way.

By Sara Agarwal & Parag Khanna | Jun. 27, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 3 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Mobile Impact Machine

A new partnership model leverages the world’s largest interconnected industry to help break cycles of poverty.

By Matthew Bauer | 12 | Jun. 10, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Information Wants to Find People

The shift in consumer expectations and information-seeking behavior is demanding a response from social sector organizations.

By Peter Manzo | 2 | Jun. 9, 2014
 

Government

Lessons in Mass Collaboration

Recent experience with government-convened hackathons has generated insights into the methods and instruments used to design effective mass collaboration efforts.

 

Technology & Design

Three Ways the Cloud Can Bring Clarity to Nonprofits

How organizations can begin transforming monitoring and evaluation efforts to support the ever-growing demand for measurable impact, using cloud-based tools.

By William A. Brindley | May. 14, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Taking Mobile Money to the Next Level

For mobile money services to evolve, providers need to support all the activities that go on before, during, and after customers make payments.

By Ignacio Mas | May. 6, 2014
 

Technology & Design

The Challenge of Scaling Digitally

The role of emerging technologies in traditionally “high-touch” development organizations—insights from BRAC’s recent Frugal Innovation Forum.

By Maria A. May | Apr. 18, 2014
 

Philanthropy

The Rise of Design Philanthropy

The launch of the new Autodesk Foundation marks another catalytic moment for the social sector.

By John Cary | 4 | Mar. 5, 2014
 
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Technology & Design

Human-Centered Design and the Last Mile

A collaborative approach to empowering community health workers drives innovation.