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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