Civil society wasn’t invented by the tax code, but changes in the law can have serious, if unintended, consequences on the public good. Nothing is final, however; with change comes new opportunity.
Mobile interventions have great potential to make health care in India more accessible. But for providers to succeed, they must develop a nuanced understanding of the barriers to digital consumption and consider four specific aspects of design.
What if all social impact organizations held their leaders and staff accountable not only for what they accomplish, but also for how they accomplish it?
Lessons from CVS Health’s decision to stop selling tobacco in its stores.
Organizations must prioritize collecting and analyzing the data needed to manage implementation and improve programs.
With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem isolated from the messiness of civil society, and a new Philanthropic Beltway may have sprung up. But it wasn’t always that way, and it may be time to reclaim an earlier identity as the “volunteer sector,” which is inherently democratic.
Impact investors are figuring out how to integrate impact throughout their investment process in ways that are efficient, effective, and authentic.
How a “social movement ecology” framework lent new insights into substantially reducing incarceration in the United States.
Like all of civil society, the American nonprofit sector is a living thing. Its recent evolution has created a large and diverse force for good, but faces distinct challenges ranging from identity to sustainability.