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Foundations

Understanding Risk Tolerance in Grantmaking

By applying behavioral economics theory to philanthropy, we can better manage grantmaker tendencies toward loss and risk aversion, and the effects of other decision-making patterns.

By John R. Ettinger & John T. Ettinger | 1 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Five Programmatic Lessons in Scaling Impact

A look at how a number of Social Innovation Fund subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater growth and impact.

By Katie Mounts | Jul. 21, 2015
 

Foundations

Big and Fast Is Not Better

Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.

By Daniel Moss | Jul. 20, 2015
 

Global Issues

Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation

A look at why and how social innovation can catalyze solutions for local problems from within the community, rather than by importing ideas from the outside.

By Gabriel Seidman & Teresa Chahine | 1 | Jul. 14, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Is Sean Parker the Daenerys Targaryen of Philanthropy?

Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.

By Marieke Spence | Jul. 10, 2015
 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.

 

Nonprofit Management

Going Lean

Supplements to the article “The Promise of Lean Experimentation.”
By SSIR Editors | May. 13, 2015
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 38 | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Foundations

When Foundations Exit the Field

Presented by Christopher Oechsli, David La Piana, & Sherrilyn Ifill | Dec. 11, 2014
 

Government

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

By Tracey Ross | 3 | Oct. 30, 2014