Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.
Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.
Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.
Before tackling complex social problems, new philanthropists should consider what current philanthropists have learned about how to “hack.”
Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.
How funders can best support place-based initiatives.
A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.
The case for investing in the long-term health and well-being of communities, based on what those communities value.
Philanthropists must support big, difficult, and politically sensitive issues that government, nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and other actors are unable or unwilling to address.
These groups' perspectives are closer than most think—and it’s good news for philanthropy.