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Seasonal Planning Disorder? Take a Hike!

Nature can offer organizations new insights on risk and resilience, and inform both short- and long-term strategy.

By Katherine Collins | Jan. 9, 2015

Social Entrepreneurship

Looking to Nature for Social Innovation

Tapping into latent knowledge within and around us can spark ideas and inspiration for solving social issues.


Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013

Toward an Open-Solution Society

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

By J. Gregory Dees | Feb. 21, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

Collective impact is upending conventional wisdom on how we achieve social progress.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 6 | Jan. 21, 2013
Xavier de Souza Briggs_The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time_David Sloan Wilson_SSIR

Urban Development

Misapplying Theory

In his latest book, David Sloan Wilson argues that evolutionary theory should be used to illuminate and tackle urban problems.
Reviewed By Xavier de Souza Briggs | Feb. 15, 2012