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  • Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.

    By Oren Ahoobim, Laura Goldman, & Shanti Mahajan | 3
  • Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.

    By Jonathan Greenblatt & Scott Hartley
  • Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?

    By Wingham Rowan
  • As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

    By Angela Rastegar Campbell
  • Progress, pitfalls, and what lies ahead.

    By Michael Smith | 1
  • Aspen_Baker A local initiative offers lessons on how to use collaboration, experimentation, and forward-thinking to create a culture of innovation.

    By Aspen Baker
  • The Joyce Foundation is finding success with gun violence prevention through policy efforts, using research that sheds light on causes and trends.

    By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming
  • How legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate implicate social enterprise.

    By Robert T. Esposito & Shawn Pelsinger | 3
  • An analysis of the viability of pay-for-success initiatives in South Carolina shows that this new type of financing can work in more rural, "red” states.

    By Joe Waters & Megan Golden
  • Mike_Belinsky The whirlwind year for social enterprise saw new investments, corporate forms, and business models.

    By Michael Belinsky | 1


All Government Podcasts
  • Ridwan Djamaluddin speaks on how Indonesia is using technology to deal with climate threats and implementing early warning systems to save lives.

    Featuring Ridwan Djamaluddin
  • Havard_professor_Todd_Rogers Organizations are finding that subtle changes in language make a difference in how people vote.

    Featuring Todd Rogers
  • Teachers play a key role in influencing the future not only of students, but of the country and world as a whole. What contributes to teacher effectiveness?

    Featuring a Global Education Conference panel | 1
  • Educators, administrators, academics, business people, and politicians talk about potential solutions, what’s working, and what isn’t.

    Featuring a Global Education Conference panel
  • Todd Park on the need for social innovation in health care. Park discusses how methods of efficiency developed in industries outside of health care need to be brought in to rework the health care industry.

    Featuring Todd Park | 1
  • Daniel Kreeger on social responsibility and federal responsibility with respect to climate change. Daniel Kreeger, Executive Director of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), outlines the relatively new position of Climate Change Officer.

    Featuring Daniel Kreeger
  • In this panel discussion we hear from senior government energy and technology officials on what’s up and coming with respect to environmental responsibility.

    Featuring Dan Reicher, Arun Majumdar, and Aneesh Chopra
  • Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler on the need for socially responsible companies in the food industry. Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler discusses how we define the cultural norm for food consumption and what role our government should play in regulating food companies.

    Featuring David Kessler
  • CDC Deputy Director for Policy and Communication Donald Shriber discusses taking on global health CDC Deputy Director for Policy and Communication Donald Shriber speaks about how the agency coordinates and manages its efforts and resources to respond to emerging threats to global health.

    Featuring Donald Shriber
  • Joe Minarik, senior vice president of the Committee for Economic Development, on the U.S. budget deficit Joe Minarik, senior vice president of the Committee for Economic Development, talks about the macroeconomic perspective on the U.S. budget deficit and its impact on the US economy.

    Featuring Joe Minarik


All Government Webinars
  • Innovation is all the rage. In this complimentary webinar, academic scholars and nonprofit leaders Seelos, Mair, May, and Joseph will examine innovation as an organizational process, looking at the ingredients needed to make the process productive as well as the pathologies that…

    Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair, Maria May, & Jessica “Kippy” Joseph
  • Join us to explore how to address the next phase in the collective impact dialogue, complexity, and create an intentional process that allows for effective solutions. John Kania, coauthor of SSIR’s Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity, will discuss this…

    John Kania, Blair Taylor, & Mark Cabaj
  • To become more effective, nonprofits and foundations are turning to various sources for advice. Some look to experts, others turn to crowdsourcing. Experts and crowds can produce valuable insights, but too often nonprofits and funders ignore the constituents who matter most, the…

    Fay Twersky, Phil Buchanan, & Valerie Threlfall
  • Social Impact Bonds increasingly are being adopted with the idea that one way to fund successful social service programs is to raise capital from private investors. Investors are repaid through the savings a government accrues if a preventative program, such as one…

    Tracy Palandjian & Sonal Shah