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SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Business

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change

Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?

By Randall Kempner & Kate McElligott | 6 | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Global Issues

Collective Impact: The Missing Link

Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each other effectively.

By Neera Nundy & Ann Paisley Chandler | 14 | Jun. 16, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

New Frontiers of Philanthropy

New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and Actors Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing examines the potential impact of contemporary philanthropy in providing new, much-needed models of social and environmental problem-solving.
By Lester M. Salamon | Sep. 3, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Big Data for Social Innovation

Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.
By Kevin C. Desouza & Kendra L. Smith | 13 | May. 14, 2014
 

Government

The Lean Startup Goes to Washington

Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.

 
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Technology & Design

Human-Centered Design and the Last Mile

A collaborative approach to empowering community health workers drives innovation.

 

Philanthropy

Inventing and Reinventing a Philanthropy Model in India

Deval Sanghavi, head of the venture philanthropy fund Dasra, describes his work testing and building new platforms for giving in India.

By Alison Powell & Roger Thompson | 6 | Nov. 22, 2013
 

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
 

Unpacking the Impact in Impact Investing

A longer version of "When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?" from the Fall 2013 Up for Debate feature.
By Paul Brest & Kelly Born | Aug. 14, 2013
 

Health

Accelerating Innovation and Impact in Global Health

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