Progress in dealing with the problem of climate change will require that the institutions of government, business, and community work not in isolation from each other, let alone at cross-purposes, but by reinforcing each other’s efforts through consolidation.
Most global development programs still segment people by demographics when trying to change their behavior. We must learn from the private sector and segment people based on the reasons behind their actions, so that we can talk to them in ways they will listen.
The for-profit LLC is poised to become the preferred vehicle for the nation’s elite philanthropists. Will the public gain from added investment in social good, or lose from ceding even more power to the wealthy?
Nonprofits must make careful choices about their digital infrastructure to ensure that it aligns with their mission.
Organizations must prioritize collecting and analyzing the data needed to manage implementation and improve programs.
Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the public policy arena and lead the causes they care about.
Nonprofits benefit when they carefully plan an extended role for founders who step down.
Corporations are ushering in a new age of sustainability by actively transforming the market to make it more sustainable.
To create systems of societal change, we need to become clearer about the archetypes of societal change strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their interactions.
Philanthropy has a vital role to play in building a culture of “civic science,” in which scientists take active roles as citizens and citizens engage with scientific research.