Fund for Shared Insight is pooling the cash and convictions of 13 philanthropies to build the field of end-user feedback. The collaborative aims to help nonprofits and funders learn from and empower those they seek to help. Can its leaders become role models for the positive change they seek to create?
Global Issues Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
Every year tens of millions of Americans sacrifice their personal time and resources to participate in civil society in some way. Why do they do it? The answers are varied and intertwined, but it might boil down to this: Civic-mindedness starts early, runs deep, and aims higher.
Leadership is often defined by lists of character qualities, values, or skills. But what if the best leaders are simply those who can willingly give up things they value?
Organizations must prioritize collecting and analyzing the data needed to manage implementation and improve programs.
Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the public policy arena and lead the causes they care about.
Civil, a journalism platform built on blockchain technology and funded by cryptocurrency, aims to protect reporters while restoring public trust in the fourth estate.
Will the Open Philanthropy Project’s experiment in effective altruism validate the cause or demonstrate its hubris?
To curb rising inequality, global leaders must work together to stop the flow of illicit wealth and mitigate tax avoidance.
Nonprofits benefit when they carefully plan an extended role for founders who step down.
How embracing uncertainty can help cultivate Canada’s social R&D ecosystem.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
A new approach that builds relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills is needed.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.