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Nonprofits

Social Good = Scale x Impact (Who Knew?)

Why both nonprofits and academics should focus on scale and impact in this simple formula for good.

By Matthew Forti & Andrew Youn | 3 | Jul. 28, 2014
 

Technology & Design

A Messy Solution to Messy Problems

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | May. 14, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts

With Wallace Foundation backing, Columbia University’s Teachers College sets out to learn from past initiatives, document current ones, and find answers to complex questions.

 
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Foundations

Experimentation: A Shortcut to Innovation

Leading organizations are placing bets on action over rhetoric.

By Meg Busse | Apr. 1, 2014
 

From Proof to Impact

Four thoughts on how researchers and organizations can reliably take the leap from proven research to operationalization at scale.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013
 

Foundations

Stop Funding Duplicative Projects

By Christine E. Sherry | 5 | May. 15, 2013
 

Health

Judging Success in Translational Medical Research

By Robert Pozen | May. 15, 2013
 

Foundations

Impact by Design: Making R&D Work for the Social Sector

Intentional processes that support risk-taking, testing, and fine-tuning of interventions lead to better-designed, more impactful initiatives.

By Meg Long | Nov. 8, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Don’t Just Scale, Retrofit! – Part 2

Most nonprofits are more apt to benefit from retrofitting rather than scaling strategies.

By John Brothers | 2 | Jul. 17, 2012