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Tag: Prizes


Innovative ways to use prizes to advance social progress


Nonprofit Management

Is Something Better than Nothing?

Mission-driven organizations would do well to remember that they become the company they keep, and to take care in choosing the right collaborators.


Technology & Design

Substance Over Style

By Alicia Clegg | Aug. 13, 2014


The New Prize: Long-term Training and Engagement

Prize and challenge designers are focusing on training future social innovators and creating communities of engaged problem solvers.

By Jesse Goldhammer | Aug. 6, 2014

Social Entrepreneurship

Prizes and Challenges Matter for Development

Prizes allow institutions to develop revolutionary new solutions, are less risky than traditional grants, and can create communities of practice.

By Alex Dehgan & Aleem Walji | Oct. 14, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Why Open Contests Work

A look at how competitions like those at the Knight Foundation serve the social entrepreneur community.

By Mayur Patel | 1 | Sep. 3, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Dump the Stupid Prizes, Multiply the Rest

Why we need more social enterprise competitions.

By Andrew Youn | 1 | Aug. 30, 2013


Dump the Prizes

Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.

By Kevin Starr | 40 | Aug. 22, 2013

Technology & Design

When Life Imitates the Internet

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Nov. 14, 2012

Economic Development

Trust and Technology

Together, the public and private sector can develop affordable and truly accessible banking solutions that benefit the world’s poor.

By William Brindley | Sep. 5, 2012

Technology & Design

Following in Buckminster Fuller’s Footsteps

Living Buildings Challenge, a project of the International Living Future Institute, is the winner of this year’s Buckminster Fuller Institute award.

By Pablo Freund | Jun. 7, 2012