Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.
Greg Mortenson and Three Cups of Getting Away With It.
A simple way to think about investment and design.
You’ll never get what’s going on out there by sitting in here.
Turning a bunch of money into a lot of impact.
Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.
Old-school development and its rusting reminders.
The word from the trenches on how funders can make life easier for everyone.
Don’t let it happen to you.
“Good enough” = simple enough to do, but rigorous enough to mean something.
Don’t settle for more.
Real impact investing is not for the timid.
There needs to be more scrutiny around the use of the LifeStraw water filter and more debate about the validity of its carbon for water deal.
There's only one bottom line. It ought to be impact.
Unrestricted money makes an organization work smoothly, enables innovation, and provides fuel for growth.
Carbon for Water is engaged in a loopy funding scheme and offers a lousy public health solution.
More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel
By and large, the Central Asia Institute's supporters went for a feel-good story, didn’t do their homework, and didn’t ask the right questions with the Three Cups of Tea dust up.
It comes down to this: We’re all operating in a dysfunctional market for impact.
One foundation's approach to maximum impact.