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Mar 6, 2014

Field Notes: Bolder, Better Philanthropy

Today we’re reading about recent thought on the philanthropic sector.

Mar 1, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Business of Low-Wage Work

In this issue, thinking on corporations’ relationship to the state and taxes, impact investing’s promise and the utility of raising the minimum wage.

Feb 22, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Great Wealth Divide

In this issue, we have new thinking on the minimum wage, inequality, the trajectory of philanthropy, and the Dalai Lama talks free enterprise.

Feb 15, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Investing in Social and Financial Returns

In this issue, we have more thinking on jobs data, the erosion of the American Dream, insecurity over inequality, and impact investing.

Feb 13, 2014

Multimedia: Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed

In this highlight from our January webinar, panelist Jake Porway of Datakind argues that there isn’t a clear line between financial data and impact data.

Feb 13, 2014

Video Highlight: How Small Orgs Start Toward Big Data

In this highlight from our January webinar with experts on data at work for enterprises, Market's for Good's Eric J. Henderson asked, how can a small organization with a small budget get started on the data trail?

Feb 13, 2014

Multimedia: The Finance-Impact Data Spectrum

Annie Donovan, CEO of Coop Metrics discusses the difference between collecting financial and impact data, the two ends of the spectrum in impact data collection, and a model of the ideal.

Feb 13, 2014

Video Highlight: Wallowing in the Data

Annie Donovan of Coop Metrics explains why to some degree it doesn't matter if a data point is about financial or impact data.

Feb 8, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Economic Immobility Challenge

This week we explore surprising news on mobility, marriage as a poverty cure, whether apprenticeships can fix the skills gap, and the sin of doing good deeds.

Feb 1, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Debate Over Opportunity For All

In this week’s issue, we have a variety of reactions to the State of the Union, with thoughts on the relationship between the work ethic and the free market, the business case for reducing inequality, and innovation in philanthropy.