By taking some simple steps to support women entrepreneurs, accelerator programs like those at the University of California, MIT, and University of San Diego can help reduce notable gender disparities in America's startup landscape.
From emphasizing the importance of a data culture to exhorting people to “move thoughtfully and improve things,” nonprofit leaders, funders, scholars, and technologists at SSIR's 2019 Data on Purpose Conference provided deep insights into surviving and thriving in an increasingly digital world.
The current approach to community revitalization has helped arrest and even reverse the degradation of American neighborhoods. But it cannot solve the problem without local ownership and control of assets and the decommodification of property.
Cross-sector ecosystems in Japan use impact investing to solve the country’s greatest social challenges while generating financial returns.
Five insights about social mobility and the role of big bet philanthropy.
How investment can unlock the potential of refugees and help propel economic development.
Entrepreneur support programs are popular among donors, but many fail to incorporate rigorous research on the most effective ways to help businesses grow. Insights from current academic literature can help improve program design.
Growing confusion about impact investing's key principles and practices has it headed for a fall.
Shannon Revels met a teacher in prison who listened to his ideas, demonstrating a willingness to engage that Revels paid forward at his employment agency and on the job. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.