New experiments with civic engagement, outreach, and philanthropic models in Philadelphia offer inspiration for leaders across the social sector.
Foundations New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations
By wielding their deep experience in distressed local communities and using four methods for channeling investment into marginalized regions, foundations can play a deciding role in the success of the Opportunity Zone federal tax incentive.
Without bringing more rigor and resources to scaling impact efforts, the do-good industry will never make the exponential leaps needed to bring social innovations to millions of people.
Charitable organizations can use insights from behavioral economics to help people follow through on their impulsive and deliberative intentions to give.
An SSIR survey of nearly 2,000 leaders of nonprofits, foundations, and other charitable organizations revealed that they believe feedback is important but still struggle with figuring out how to do it.
A transnational program focused on equality shows that engaging with conflict and difference is vital to the growth and effectiveness of social movements and broader change.
Growing confusion about impact investing's key principles and practices has it headed for a fall.
Based on feedback from community listening sessions and consultations with local experts, The San Francisco Foundation reshaped its grantmaking strategy and role in addressing the inequities facing Bay Area residents. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
“Resilience” is a favorite buzzword these days, but what does it really mean, and how can grantmakers and nonprofits take practical steps toward achieving it?
A growing chorus of critics are questioning whether big philanthropy is actually a good thing.
Investing in innovative entrepreneurs can make high-quality education and training more widely available, especially among poorly served racial and ethnic groups.
How an intention to address racial equity can influence institutional impact investing strategy.
An International Women’s Day reading list featuring gender-focused articles on entrepreneurial spirit, resource accessibility, mental health, sexual misconduct prevention, and more.
If funders want to improve DEI in their organizations, they need to re-define risk, emphasize trust, and reflect the communities they serve.
Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders discuss tools and strategies to help address systemic barriers to investment, power, and voice in the sector.