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Published: 2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

 



Cross-sector Collaboration: What the Tipping Point Looks Like (Blog)

2017-02-17T17:30:00+00:00

Five successful change management strategies from an initiative to transform higher education.



Thumbs Up for Science (Blog)

2017-02-16T22:12:00+00:00

The social sector needs to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs and services.



Editors’ Note (Blog)

2017-02-16T17:53:00+00:00

An introduction to Impact India Spring 2017.



The New Science of Designing for Humans

2017-02-16T17:33:00+00:00

The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.



Stop Raising Awareness Already

2017-02-16T17:32:00+00:00

It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.



Embedding Education in Everyday Life

2017-02-16T17:31:00+00:00

A growing number of organizations are experimenting with ways to embed learning in everyday encounters as a way to connect with hard-to-reach youth and adults.



The Façade of Post-Feminism

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A new book shows why—despite the supposed ascendency of women and girls—feminism can’t rest on its laurels.



A Rational Gut Check

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A Yale psychologist offers a passionate account of the negative effects of passion but ends up with a more temperate conclusion.






Solving Japan’s Childcare Problem

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Florence, a social enterprise, is helping cause major reforms in Japan's childcare system.



Creating Systemic Change

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Japan is opening the door to new approaches, such as social enterprise, for solving its pressing social problems.



Innovating Local Government

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Under Mayor Park Won-soon, the city of Seoul has become a leader in fostering social innovation.



Engaging Citizens in Society

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

In South Korea, a core principle of social innovation is finding ways to engage citizens at the grassroots level.



Partnering for Impact

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A foundation, the government, and academia are working together to nurture social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.



Fashioning New Values in Hong Kong

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Social enterprises are tapping into Hong Kong's free market culture to tackle social problems.



Using the Internet to Transform Giving

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

How the Internet giant Tencent is using its online platform to help increase charitable giving in China.



Making Strides in Social Innovation

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Social innovation has become a critical tool in China's efforts to tackle its social problems.



Understanding China’s Third Sector

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A historical look at China’s third sector, from the country’s first imperial dynasty some 2,000 years ago to the present.



East Asia’s Role in Global Social Innovation

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Can East Asian countries be as successful at devising innovative ways to improve society as they have been at growing their economies?



Internet on a Bike

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Google and Tata Trusts partner to bring the Internet to women in rural India.



Collaborative Cues

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Ben Emmens offers a good primer on collaboration between different organizations and sectors.



Is Housing a Human Right?

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Has capitalism failed to provide adequate housing, and if so, where do we go from here?



Banking on Microfinance

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Transforming into banks has given microfinance institutions greater sustainability, but perhaps at the cost of mission drift.



Too Many Welfare Orgs?

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

While communities can benefit from the entry of more welfare nonprofits, there is a point after which greater numbers are counterproductive.



Executive Inaction

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Executives fail to support corporate social responsibility more from a lack of moral motivation than from ignorance of the facts.



No Strings Attached

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Worries about the negative effects of unconditional cash transfers to relieve poverty are greatly exaggerated.



In Defense of Pet Causes

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

The effective altruism movement could be more effective if it encouraged adoption of its principles within causes and geographies, not just across them.



Marine Conservation 2.0

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Saving the oceans requires the buy-in of coastal communities directly affected by environmental protections.



Opening Prison Doors

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

We must create educational opportunities to reduce recidivism among prison inmates and empower them to lead successful lives post incarceration.



Data Disrupts Corruption

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

Document leaks, big data, and open government are reviving the fight against global graft.



Social Innovation Comes to Pennsylvania Avenue

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

President Obama experimented with radically new ways of maximizing the impact of social programs.



Workers of the World, Buy!

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

iCare is enabling Southeast Asian workers to purchase the basic goods of middle-class life without falling into debt.



Collaborative Fundraising

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

The Contributor Development Partnership is revitalizing public broadcasting with a fundraising model that can help other large nonprofits with local affiliates.



Health-Clinic Entrepreneurs

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

South Africa’s Unjani Non Profit Corporation is boosting community health by helping nurses launch their own clinics.



From Eats to Electricity

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A British entrepreneur hopes that by transforming food waste into biogas, his plant can help a community gain a sense of local environmental stewardship.



Civics for the Internet Age

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A new, bipartisan curriculum aims to help US students make sense of a highly polarized country.



A Different View of Mapping

2017-02-16T17:30:00+00:00

A range of platforms are using crowdsourcing and open-source technology to challenge Google’s dominance over how we see the world.



From the Ground Up

2017-02-16T04:59:00+00:00

Top-down development doesn't work. What's needed is a "pull model" created by locals, funders, and government agencies working together as equals.



Creating a Social Business

2017-02-16T04:59:00+00:00

How Jaipur Living developed a global rug business, one weaver at a time, and lifted thousands out of poverty.



Case Study: Saathi

2017-02-16T04:59:00+00:00

Hindi for “friend,” the Saathi Internet program enables women in rural India to help other women improve their lives and livelihoods.