Recent experimentation in global health research and development reveals how nonprofit organizations can explore and potentially attract impact investment.
Nonprofits Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and NGOs be more effective
A closer look at what characterizes an innovation lab can help practitioners, funders, and scholars better understand what labs’ potential and limits might be, as well as better assess the social impact that comes out of the them.
The secret to the sauce is hidden in plain sight.
Two scholars analyze an array of current approaches to gauging whether and how news organizations make a difference in the world.
Leaders at one nonprofit media outlet are advancing a conversation about how best to develop meaningful metrics for journalistic work. Includes magazine extras.
Several ventures now under way in developing countries show how networks of connected machines can drive economic growth.
A system that combines software and sensors promises to improve farmers’ ability to manage, conserve, and lease water.
To counter restrictions on NGO activity, local groups need to reduce their dependence on international financial support.
Instead of building an independent base of expertise, many NGOs in China focus on retaining ties to government agencies.
The real competitive advantage of social enterprise, compared to traditional charities isn’t revenue generation—it’s the ability to focus on fewer things.
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.
More nonprofits are managing their brands to create greater impact and organizational cohesion.
Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 have reached $50 million in annual revenue. They got big by doing two things: They raised the bulk of their money from a single type of funder. And just as importantly, these nonprofits created professional organizations that were tailored to the needs of their primary funding sources.