We spotlight the most promising new ideas and practices.
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The Re-Emerging Art of Innovation Funding
How to bring greater risk-taking, openness, and flexibility into philanthropic work.
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Growth for Good or Good for Growth?
How Sustainable and Inclusive Activities are Changing Business and Why Companies Aren’t Changing Enough
Uncovers what motivates companies to engage in sustainable and inclusive practices, what challenges they face, and what would make those practices more widespread.
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What's Next for Community Philanthropy
A field-wide initiative to provide organizations with helpful tools to meet their communities' evolving needs.
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Harnessing Collaborative Technologies
Helping Funders Work Together Better
Helps funders get smarter about emerging "collaborative technologies" that can help them work together more effectively.
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Brighter Futures
Tackling the College Completion Challenge
Maps a path forward for closing the achievement gap between high and low-income students.
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Wicked Opportunities
Deloitte Business Trends 2015
"Wicked problems" — ranging from malaria to dwindling water supplies — are being reframed as "wicked opportunities" and tackled by cross-sectoral networks.
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GATHER
The Art & Science of Effective Convening
A hands-on guidebook for creating convenings that tap into a group's collective intelligence and make substantial progress on a shared challenge.
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Value Exchange Tool
A tool for nonprofit and business leaders to build cross-sectoral partnerships that last.
GREATEST HITS
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The Measure of a Promise
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The Strategy Landscape™
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Social Innovation at Scale
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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy.
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Leveraging Social Networks for Student Engagement
Scaling a Successful Hillel Pilot Program
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The Need for Enterprise Philanthropy
Keynote address at SOCAP 2012 on philanthropy's crucial role in impact investing
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Disrupt or Be Disrupted
Speech at the Social Impact Exchange on the future of philanthropy
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Catalyzing Networks for Social Change
A Funder's Guide
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Disruption
Evolving Models of Engagement and Support
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The Community Information Toolkit
Building Stronger Communities through Information Exchange
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Connected Citizens
The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks
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Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System
A Case Study of the RE-AMP Energy Network
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Working Wikily
Cover of the Stanford Social Innovation Review
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What's Next for Philanthropy
Acting Bigger and Adapting Better in a Networked World
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Re-Perceiving Philanthropy
Speech given at the original TED conference
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What If?
The Art of Scenario Planning for Nonprofits
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On the Brink of New Promise
The Future of U.S. Community Foundations
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Investing for Social and Environmental Impact
A Design for Catalyzing an Emerging Industry
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Intentional Innovation
How Getting More Systematic about Innovation Could Improve Philanthropy and Increase Social Impact
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Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale
A Case Study of KaBOOM!
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Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards
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Looking Out for the Future
An Orientation for 21st Century Philanthropists
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Knowing is Not Enough
A Sampling of Knowledge Management Approaches in the Nonprofit Sector
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The Future of Corporate Philanthropy
A Framework for Understanding Your Options