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Nonprofits

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits

Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.

By Allison Gauss | 8 | Jul. 29, 2015
 

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
 

Education

Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning

Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.

By Harrison Keller & Andrew Belton | 1 | Jul. 16, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Naming the Mindsets of Innovation

Social sector leaders can encourage innovation by fostering three productive mindsets.

By David Dabscheck | 1 | Jul. 13, 2015
 

Health

Creating Health in the 21st Century

Five principles to guide how communities can develop new pathways to health, plus concrete steps toward contributing to a culture that values connections and relationships as much as treatments and health campaigns.

 

Health

Time to Return to the Whole

Only by finding a new narrative that embraces the whole, rather than the parts, can we build the health-creating systems we need.

By Jamie Harvie | 1 | Jul. 2, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Using Brands for Impact

Social sector brands are more than logos on annual reports; they are tools to drive impact.

By Grant Tudor | 3 | Jul. 1, 2015
 

Education

The Missing Link in Girls’ Education

Building resilience can improve girls’ health and education faster and more effectively, but it’s a missing component of nearly all global development efforts to improve girls’ outcomes.

By Steve Leventhal | 9 | Jun. 29, 2015
 
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Economic Development

The IRS’s Secret, Successful Low-Income Savings Program

Let’s build on—not try to fix—overwithholding.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 15, 2015
 
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Individual Giving

If It Does Good, Feel It

Benefiting emotionally from altruistic behavior doesn’t lessen—indeed, it increases—other people’s regard for that behavior.
By Adrienne Day | Feb. 18, 2015