When it comes to innovation in civil society, there is nothing that can match the speed and ingenuity of communities that come together to make a change, develop a tool, or feed a need.
Failure and its upside—a report from the 2010 PopTech conference.
Focusing on other people is something that comes naturally to many nonprofit practitioners. What’s harder for us is asking for help when we need it.
How do we promote bottom-up entrepreneurship in emerging economies?
At a conference last week of leaders in microfinance, attendees focused on the nitty-gritty of the social impact of microlending, and the results of the discussions were both sobering and startling.
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The information systems we're building are starting to get better at taking input from crowds and using it to help us mine data for what we will most likely want or need.
Insight into the malleability of data, and the need for stories and filters, are as relevant to those in philanthropy as they are to car salesmen, reporters, film makers, and fiction writers.
Instead of the profit/nonprofit distinction, individuals should ask themselves: Who is the target beneficiary and what are the best products/services that can be provided?
The Shared Services business model has something to offer small nonprofits that need to maintain their independence and community linkages.
A look a the Global Health Corps program.