The rigorous use of data to guide social funding decisions is essential, but to do it well, we need to broaden the evidence base, focus on principles of practice, and embrace adaptive integration over fidelity.
To really make a difference in tackling inequality, we need coordination on a range of policy issues, from housing and transportation to jobs and education.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses why he is optimistic about the “age of connectedness” and how increased connection has changed basic expectations about how society gets things done.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses investing in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations to scale social impact.
The spread of affordable housing impact statements offers US cities hope for more equitable development.
Amid pushbacks against LGBTQ rights elsewhere, a New York City executive order ensures equal access to bathrooms.
Five years after the launch of Big Society Capital, its first CEO takes stock of what the organization has (and hasn’t) achieved.
The response by US foundations to federal welfare reform in the 1990s illuminates their role in policy development.
Lessons from the voter turnout series, a collaboration between the Hewlett Foundation and SSIR.