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Jed Emerson - Value Creation

The nonprofit sector delivers social value and the for-profit sector delivers economic value, right? Wrong! Speaking at Bridging the Gap, the 2005 Stanford Net Impact conference, Jed Emerson argues that value is non-divisible, whole, and blended. In this audio lecture, he invites us to think beyond philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and other limiting mindsets.

Plus a Change

By Albert Ruesga

Three basic problems with philanthropy's attempts to address the issue of persistent poverty in this country.

California’s Stem Cell Initiative - A Bridging the Gap Panel

In the 2004 general election, California voters approved Proposition 71 by a vote of 59 percent. The initiative established a $3 billion bond measure to create the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and fund stem cell research in the state of California. In this panel discussion, Prop 71 key players address the entrepreneurial challenges they have faced while pushing for a controversial, dramatic policy change.

War of Ideas

By Andrew Rich 1

Why mainstream and liberal foundations and the think tanks they support are losing in the war of ideas in American politics.

Scaling the Walls

By Sejal Shah

How a nonprofit spurred the Indian government to help seniors.

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