Prizes allow institutions to develop revolutionary new solutions, are less risky than traditional grants, and can create communities of practice.
Innovative ways to use prizes to advance social progress
A look at how competitions like those at the Knight Foundation serve the social entrepreneur community.
Why we need more social enterprise competitions.
Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.
Together, the public and private sector can develop affordable and truly accessible banking solutions that benefit the world’s poor.
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Living Buildings Challenge, a project of the International Living Future Institute, is the winner of this year’s Buckminster Fuller Institute award.
Is collaborative competition … collaborative?
The problem with traditional charity is that it gives little or no thought to the power of incentives or the necessity of self sufficiency.
The 10 phrases I have chosen to show the steady rise in market-based solutions for social problem solving, technology’s infiltration of all things fund raising, and a shift in attention from local to global.