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Sharing Solutions to Poverty

By Jonathan Morduch 3

Efforts to battle poverty in the United States can learn a lot from the developing world, and vice versa. Thankfully some of the barriers between these traditionally isolated domains are falling.

Sunshine Snapshot

By Suzie Boss

An online tool called Project Sunroof provides homeowners with a clear picture of whether they should go solar.

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Collective Impact

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 95

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee

By Colleen Haight 27

Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.

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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen 63

For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.