Programs like Teach for America can help participants take on the perspectives of those they seek to help.
Lower-income communities have stronger need for nonprofits but struggle to attract and sustain them.
Funds that invest in social goals inevitably confront tensions with the goal of making money.
Being imprisoned hurts people’s prospects for employment by taking them out of the job market.
Consumers say they want to purchase ethically, but selective memory gets in the way of their decisions.
Employees are willing to make sacrifices to participate in social-impact projects, partly because they see them as opportunities for career advancement.
NASA motivated employees by making a connection between their everyday work and the agency’s loftiest goal.
Charitable givers see their decisions as subjective and view “effectiveness” as one among many criteria that should guide their donations.
While old foundations typically support traditional public-school institutions, new foundations are seeking to reshape or bypass them.
An educational collaboration between a literacy program for public schools and the government of Punjab, India, struggles with accountability and political support.