By Jen Ford Reedy At the Bush Foundation, grantmakers use an analytical approach to identify the right people who can make a difference, and supply them with the tools, connections, and inspiration they need.
By Jyoti Sharma Seven lessons for walking the tight rope between social welfare and business.
By Melissa Hall Sommer How a social service organization defined equity and made it a core of its programs for low-income families in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati, Ohio region.
By Jennifer Xia and Patrick Schmitt A demographic wave could soon funnel unprecedented dollars into philanthropy, but few nonprofits are poised to take advantage of the largest wealth transfer in human history.
By Taz Hussein, Matt Plummer, and Bill Breen Ending malaria. Achieving marriage equality. Dramatically reducing teen smoking. Surmounting these and other daunting social challenges can require an “invisible hand” that amplifies the efforts of many other players in the field. These behind-the-scenes catalysts are built to win campaigns, not to last forever, and they are…
By Darren Miao How search funds, a little-known private equity investment vehicle, can become a useful tool for impact investing.
By Jim Bildner Why early-stage entrepreneurs are essential building blocks for profound social change—and why they need greater investment.
By Ruben Mancha & Haslina Ali Why nonprofits need to evaluate the ethics of their algorithms.
By Kevin Starr Don’t indulge. It can suck the joy right out of the work.
By Brian Boomer How a regional college consortium in California’s Central Valley uses technology and alternative programming to create equitable educational pathways for students with “some college, no degree.”