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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Foundations

Moving Toward Multi-Dimensional Democracy

If the Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative wants to strengthen American democracy, it needs to adopt a more multi-layered democratic theory.

By Maribel Morey | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Building Impact Investment Readiness

A new approach to unlocking institutional investments globally.

By Gabriel A. Huppé | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Predicting the Path to Scale

The power of anticipating the good, the bad, and the unexpected.

By Tasmia Rahman & Maria A. May | Jul. 23, 2014
 

Economic Development

Community Development Needs a Quarterback

We need to take a new, more holistic approach to creating economic opportunity.

 

Government

The Supreme Court’s First Brush with Social Enterprise

A look at how Hobby Lobby affects emerging corporate forms.

 

Foundations

Taking Impact Investing and Accounting Full Tilt

More foundations are deploying a full range of financial investment vehicles to yield positive social and financial returns, and using new tools to track impact data.

By Clara Miller & Jean Rogers | Jul. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Integrated Capital for Social Enterprises

To build a thriving social enterprise sector, we need to rethink the purpose of capital and employ a new strategic funding approach.

By Don Shaffer | 6 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

Boosting Nonprofit Board Performance Where It Counts

Five recommendations for onboarding a new executive director.

 

Government

Real World Collaboration in Times of Polarization

The newly passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act illustrates how organizations can find space to debate and successfully create cross-sector and bipartisan solutions.

By Mark Edwards & Sarah Beaulieu | 2 | Jul. 15, 2014
 

Education

New Models for Higher Education

Education systems that incorporate human interaction and multidimensional learning are poised to change what and how we learn.

By Matthew Abrams | 3 | Jul. 15, 2014