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How to End Domestic Violence and Abuse

How to End Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic violence has been on the nation’s consciousness for the past four decades for good reason. More than one in three women (35.6%) and more than one in four men (28.5%) in the U.S. report having experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by...

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How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

Governance expert John Carver was famous for saying “organizational performance is synonymous with chief executive performance.” In other words, if an organization is performing well, the CEO must be good. And, if an organization is performing poorly, it is the CEO’s...

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5 Truths about Solving Social Issues

5 Truths about Solving Social Issues

There have been rumors lurking in the corners of social entrepreneurship gatherings. I heard them whispered: “There are investors who want to pursue impact investing and social impact bonds, but we don’t have the right deal flow.” We didn’t know for sure –...

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What’s in a Name? Buzzwords in the Social Sector

What’s in a Name? Buzzwords in the Social Sector

What’s in a name? This famous phrase from William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, speaks to an important truth. In order to work toward our collective vision as a sector, it is important that we share a common language by using common definitions of the words we...

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