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Nonprofit Management

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

By Paul Klein | 22 | May. 15, 2015
 

Health

Making Capitalism Work for the Poor

Innovative public-private partnerships are essential for ending disease and saving lives in the world’s poorest nations.

By Sue Desmond-Hellmann | 2 | Jan. 26, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Known Quantity

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.
 
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Human Rights

Feminism Meets Philanthrocapitalism

Women’s empowerment issues took center stage at this year’s CGI and Social Good Summit, giving new momentum to causes helping women and girls.

By Marcia Stepanek | 3 | Sep. 26, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

A New Vision for Funding Science

Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.
 

Nonprofit Management

The Road to Scale Runs Through Improved Donor Strategies

Less donor fragmentation can lead to impact at a transformative scale.

By Charles MacCormack | 6 | May. 15, 2014
 

Economic Development

The Trouble With Top-Down

The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.
Reviewed By Kevin Starr | May. 14, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation

A growing number of foundations are reintroducing risk-taking into their processes and portfolios as one way to create breakthrough change.
By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 10 | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”

By Eric J. Henderson | Jan. 9, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

What, Exactly, Is Giving Tuesday’s Theory of Change?

Giving Tuesday seems poised to be a permanent fixture in the philanthropic landscape. So what’s the theory of change behind it?

By Timothy Ogden | Dec. 4, 2013