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Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health


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It’s time to put an end to the “flat world” thinking that guides the work of all too many social change organizations.


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  • stanford_rodrigo_davies_headshot Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

    By Rodrigo Davies
  • How innovative regulation is enabling private capital to deliver social impact and realize attractive returns in Mumbai.

    By Jay Srinivasan & Shailesh Viswanathan | 2
  • Philanthropy can help educators find, create, and demand better options for students.

    By Rachel Leifer & Denis Udall
  • Nicolas Hazard, Groupe SOS Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy.

    By Nicolas Hazard
  • amani_institute_roshan_paul_headshot Making the leap—15 insights on leadership and transition from the frontlines of professional education.

    By Menno van Dijk & Roshan Paul | 2
  • Three lessons for intrapreneurship’s emerging community of practice.

    By Jacqueline Smith, Nikki Gusz, & Ryen Borden | 1
  • Rather than replicating “one-size-fits-all” solutions across different settings, international development innovators need to identify the core aspects they can effectively and efficiently scale up.

    By Joseph Wong, Stanley Zlotkin, Carmen Ho, & Nandita Perumal | 2
  • An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

    By Chris Fabian & Robert Fabricant | 4
  • New technology-enabled solutions are trying to match the scale of food recovery to the scale of industrial food distribution.

    By William D. Eggers & Christopher Benz | 5
  • We need to take a new, more holistic approach to creating economic opportunity.

    By Nancy O. Andrews & Brandee McHale


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  • By applying big data to their research, organizations can better inform their decision-making, understand the fields in which they work, and achieve the greatest impact. Join Jon Sotsky of the Knight Foundation, Sean Gourley of Quid (Knight Foundation’s data analytics firm), and…

    Jon Sotsky, Sean Gourley, & Jeffrey Bladt
  • Though it may seem counterintuitive for a sector already struggling to support, sustain, and scale up its impact—panelists Shore, Hammond, and Celep argue that nonprofits need to embrace a much heavier lift. They must look beyond short-term achievements that please funders, staff,…

    Bill Shore, Darell Hammond, & Amy Celep
  • Thanks to rapid advances in computer and communication technologies, it is possible for stakeholders in the nonprofit sector to disclose more, to know more, and to demand more through increased transparency and collaboration. In October, a group of the largest US foundations…

    Lucy Bernholz, Darin McKeever, Jake Porway, & June Wang
  • New digital media platforms and social networks have radically democratized the ways people produce, share and consume information, yet our understanding of what it means to be a leader in this new, networked society has not kept pace. Join leaders from the…

    Ben Hecht, Claire Diaz Ortiz, & Steve Downs
  • A look at the complex landscape of green tech investment, application, and implementation.

    Clayton M. Christensen and L. Hunter Lovins
  • How to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference.

    Jennifer Aaker
  • The importance of innovation in the social sector and shares the process and tools of design thinking.

  • Ways for organizations to get started working wikily.

    the Monitor Institute