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Adventures in Adaptation

One funder’s willingness to shift course strategically has been crucial to sustaining a decade-long education initiative.


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  • Madeleine_Taylor_headshot_SSIR_Network_Impact Participation in a network allows foundations to leverage their individual investment by surfacing multiple, ongoing opportunities for…

    By Madeleine Taylor
  • Thaler_Pekar_headshot_Thaler_Pekar_&_Partners How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future.

    By Thaler Pekar
  • The path to innovation can be tricky, but being aware of the common pitfalls can help funders along the road to breakthrough social change.

    By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 5
  • ashoka_ken_banks_headshot Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

    By Ken Banks | 35
  • Kevin_Starr_headshot_Mulago Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

  • Nonprofit organizations that invest in fundraising fundamentals can drive major gift donations that lead to transformational change.

    By John L. Lehr | 2
  • The independence of foundations gives them the unique ability to communicate uncomfortable truths to entrenched power. When it comes to…

    By Darren Walker & Alfred Ironside | 2
  • When collaborating on systems transformation, we must include both program beneficiaries and institutional leaders.

    By Peter Long | 6
  • How one organization took advantage of a major transition to move away from third-party vendors and build an in-house communications team.

    By Melissa Skolfield | 9
  • Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

    By Jocelyn Wyatt | 8


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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chairman of the House Committee on Education George Miller, address the NewSchools Summit 2010.

    Featuring Arne Duncan and George Miller


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