We spotlight the most promising new ideas and practices.
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What's Next for Philanthropy
Acting Bigger and Adapting Better in a Networked World
Identifies ten emerging next practices that can help all funders increase their impact over the coming decade.
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What's Next for Community Philanthropy
A new initiative to think creatively about the future of community philanthropy, building on past successes and exploring innovative new possibilities.
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Harnessing Collaborative Technologies
Helping Funders Work Together Better
Helps funders get smarter about emerging "collaborative technologies" that can help them work together more effectively.
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From Blueprint to Scale
The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing
Shows how grants are needed to bridge the gap when developing new business models that serve low-income customers.
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Brighter Futures
Tackling the College Completion Challenge
Maps a path forward for closing the achievement gap between high and low-income students.
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The Strategy Landscape™
Visualizes the flow of grantmaking in a place or an issue, making it easy for funders to connect and collaborate.
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GATHER
The Art & Science of Effective Convening
A hands-on guidebook for creating convenings that tap into a group's collective intelligence and make substantial progress on a shared challenge.
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Social Innovation at Scale
A six-part series on helping mature organizations stay adaptive and increase their social impact.
GREATEST HITS
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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy.
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Leveraging Social Networks for Student Engagement
Scaling a Successful Hillel Pilot Program
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The Need for Enterprise Philanthropy
Keynote address at SOCAP 2012 on philanthropy's crucial role in impact investing
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Disrupt or Be Disrupted
Speech at the Social Impact Exchange on the future of philanthropy
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Catalyzing Networks for Social Change
A Funder's Guide
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Disruption
Evolving Models of Engagement and Support
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The Community Information Toolkit
Building Stronger Communities through Information Exchange
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Connected Citizens
The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks
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Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System
A Case Study of the RE-AMP Energy Network
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Working Wikily
Cover of the Stanford Social Innovation Review
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Re-Perceiving Philanthropy
Speech given at the original TED conference
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What If?
The Art of Scenario Planning for Nonprofits
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On the Brink of New Promise
The Future of U.S. Community Foundations
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Investing for Social and Environmental Impact
A Design for Catalyzing an Emerging Industry
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Intentional Innovation
How Getting More Systematic about Innovation Could Improve Philanthropy and Increase Social Impact
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Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale
A Case Study of KaBOOM!
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Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards
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Looking Out for the Future
An Orientation for 21st Century Philanthropists
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Knowing is Not Enough
A Sampling of Knowledge Management Approaches in the Nonprofit Sector
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The Future of Corporate Philanthropy
A Framework for Understanding Your Options