In the West, most wealthy entrepreneurs prefer to give to specific individual causes, by establishing their own foundation, family office, or donor-advised fund. Most Chinese entrepreneurs, by contrast, would rather work together and pursue philanthropy collectively.
Rigorous impact evaluations tell us a lot about the world, not just the particular contexts in which they are conducted. Access to this article made possible by MIT.
Finding solutions for the global poor need not require choosing between theory and decision making. Good evaluations focus on both.
The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.
It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.
A growing number of organizations are experimenting with ways to embed learning in everyday encounters as a way to connect with hard-to-reach youth and adults.
Document leaks, big data, and open government are reviving the fight against global graft.
Laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all of society.
Rather than focusing so much effort on creating services that are “innovative,” nonprofits need to develop a more sales-driven approach to social change.
Omidyar Network has built a framework for pursuing investment opportunities that takes into account not only firm-level impact but also market-level impact.