Truly improving children’s educational outcomes at scale requires unorthodox approaches. One promising yet largely neglected approach is to systematically leverage the private sector’s agenda.
Foundations New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations
Improving learning outcomes in India requires that funders and social purpose organizations shift to working on the entire educational ecosystem rather than focused interventions.
Successful, multi-national, collective impact efforts require that organizations carefully consider two dimensions of their approach.
Community foundations should reaffirm their unique role in the philanthropic landscape and focus on the needs of their geographic community.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become one of the world’s most well-funded foundations. But who in the Valley benefits from this largesse?
The Energy Foundation used a two-pronged strategy of engaging policy makers and grassroots activists to sell green electricity.
Four strategies in particular may help Africa’s wealthiest businesspeople effect social change and drive economic growth.
Valerie Threlfall of the Fund For Shared Insight, Krystle Onibokun of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and Brad Dudding of the Center for Employment Opportunities talk about their experience with a new program that aims to build high quality feedback loops.
Wealthy philanthropists can give help to those who need it most by investing in local foundations and their communities.
Our understanding of community can help funders and evaluators identify, understand, and strengthen the communities they work with.
Surmounting daunting social challenges such as ending malaria or achieving marriage equality can require the help of an intermediary organization—a field catalyst—that amplifies the efforts of others.
How to reorient philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact.
Too many people believe social value is objective, fixed, and stable, when in fact it is subjective, malleable, and variable.
A clear definition of equity would seem paramount to galvanizing philanthropy into action around this increasingly used term—but the field is only beginning to explore what it really means.