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The Role of Public Policy in Alleviating Poverty

Featuring Angela Glover Blackwell

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.

A Big New Market?

By Nick O'Donohoe

Five years after the launch of Big Society Capital, its first CEO takes stock of what the organization has (and hasn’t) achieved.

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Collective Impact

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 96

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

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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen 64

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.

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Measuring Social Value

By Geoff Mulgan 7

Too many people believe social value is objective, fixed, and stable, when in fact it is subjective, malleable, and variable.