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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Human Rights

Migrants at the Border and Philanthropy at Home

What the US government and funders are doing about unaccompanied child migration, and where we need to look next.

By Mara Perez | 6 | Nov. 21, 2014
 

Impact Investing

So You Want to Invest to Make Impact?

Then stop insisting on market rate returns.

By Bhagwan Chowdhry & Shaun Davies | Nov. 21, 2014
 

Fearless Leadership in a Social World

Most leaders of traditional organizations are missing enormous opportunities to tap into the social networks, ingenuity, and good will of their own constituents.

By Allison Fine | Nov. 20, 2014
 

Incremental Innovation

Innovation comes in different forms, and most of the time it's not disruptive. An introduction to the winter 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | Nov. 19, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Return of Capacity Building

It’s time for a renewed conversation about building the systems, structures, and skills for social sector excellence.

By Jared Raynor | 4 | Nov. 19, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Innovating Practice in a Culture of Expertise

A phased approach to innovation can help expert-oriented organizations embrace experimentation and learning.

By Aleem Walji | 1 | Nov. 18, 2014
 

Government

Promoting Government Action on Income Equality

Five lessons from research on poverty in America.

By Wendy Yaross | 2 | Nov. 17, 2014
 

Government

Social Innovation: A Bi-Partisan Bright Spot

The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation enjoys broad, bi-partisan support; in the wake of midterm elections, its work is more important than ever.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | Nov. 14, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Inner Journey of the Changemaker

How we manage ourselves and empathize with others are as important as professional management skills in creating social impact.

By Geraldine Hepp & Roshan Paul | 2 | Nov. 14, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Can Impact Investing Help Save the Planet?

A new cross-sector study examines whether impact investing can make a difference to global conservation efforts.