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As we predicted last year, impact investing (making investments into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating both measurable social and environmental impact along with a financial return) has been trending as a topic of conversation at not only … Continue reading
After seven health questionnaires, nine blood tests, a physical exam, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, five injections of medication and 11 hours of plasmapheresis, Brandi Tanaka, senior consultant at Social Impact Architects, donated what we hope will be life-saving peripheral blood stem … Continue reading
People can be so imaginative. While many of us are content with the traditional combination of peanut butter and chocolate, chefs and food enthusiasts are combining seemingly unrelated products to yield culinary genius. Take the recent trend of cronuts, which … Continue reading
As you may recall from studying for the SAT, verbal analogies infer a relationship between two sets of things, e.g., kernel is to corn as sentence is to essay. While not so fun on standardized tests, analogies are helpful in … Continue reading
Like the Camel Thorn tree that thrives in the arid climate of Namibia thanks to a deep network of roots, theory of change (ToC) may provide stability to social programs through a similar network of roots. By delving deep into … Continue reading