The B Corp movement has pushed a powerful model of socially responsible business that has the potential to advance human rights. But it has so far failed to engage human rights advocates—to its detriment.
One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering—in which a team of corporate employees works for an extended period of time to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem.
The National Arts Index established a quantitative measure for arts vitality in the United States that aided public discussion by policy makers and the arts community. In the era of big data, what can we learn from its creation and impact?
The new annual Inventor’s Challenge prompts children to develop their creative problem-solving skills by building something to address a problem in their community.
To fight deforestation, a UK-based startup is using unmanned aerial vehicles that can plant seeds 60 times faster than humans can.
New legislation around the United States aims to combat the widespread practice of shaming students who cannot pay for school lunch.
Several states are adopting the Finnish practice of distributing “baby boxes” to expectant parents—and taking the opportunity to also educate families about safe sleep for infants.
We Love Reading brings imaginative reading circles for children across the Middle East and around the world.
Sage Bionetworks is transforming the culture of biomedical research with open-source methods.
ChildObesity180 is combating the nation’s child obesity epidemic by incubating and promoting the best ideas.
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.
Rigorous impact evaluations tell us a lot about the world, not just the particular contexts in which they are conducted. Access to this article made possible by MIT.
Climate-change entrepreneurs need funding, but they also need the expertise, networking, and intellectual capital that incubators and foundations can provide.
Communities and the social sector both stand to gain when nonprofits acquire existing for-profits.