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Investigating organizations and the people who run them

 

Measuring Social Impact

The Problem With The Impact Genome Project

Would the Impact Genome Project have predicted the impact of Martin Luther King?

By Emily E. Arnold-Fernández | 13 | May. 29, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

GiveThoughtfully: It Depends on Your Point of View

Bringing a discussion of cash transfers in for a landing.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | Mar. 28, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

GiveDirectly? Not So Fast.

We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | 16 | Mar. 11, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Rise of the Charismatic Megafauna

Is the future of social enterprise full of promise—or hot air?

By Hugh Whalan | 5 | Dec. 23, 2013
 

Individual Giving

What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?

By William MacAskill | 23 | Dec. 3, 2013
 

Philanthropy

The Elitist Philanthropy of So-Called Effective Altruism

The superficially enticing “logic” of effective altruism ultimately leads to a moralistic, hyper-rationalistic, top-down approach to philanthropy that can kill the very altruistic spirit it claims to foster.

By Ken Berger & Robert M. Penna | 48 | Nov. 25, 2013
 

Foundations

Keeping the “Community” in Community Foundations

A response to the recent article "Redefining Community Foundations" and why community foundations need to stay focused on local impact.

By Bill Somerville | 3 | Oct. 22, 2013
 
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Nonprofits

Is Your Nonprofit the Next NFL?

A new petition attacking the NFL could have far-reaching implications for the nonprofit sector.

By Jeff Raderstrong | Oct. 18, 2013
 

Philanthropy

What’s Strategy Got to Do With It?

We need to broaden philanthropy’s view of social sciences.

By Chris Cardona | 8 | Aug. 27, 2013
 

Socially Responsible Business

Facebook’s Shared Value Status: It’s Complicated

Facebook and Google may be the new poster children for shared value, but is Internet access a critical social issue?

By Paul Katsen | 4 | Aug. 23, 2013