The Social Sector often uses basic tools, like hammers and nails to change the world. Instead, we need power tools. Our weekly blog, Social TrendSpotter provides you with the latest trends and ideas within the social sector. It merges current thinking with the edge of innovation to inspire, to motivate and to take action so we can all ultimately create a better sector. Social TrendSpotter includes original analysis, but also highlights the latest sector-wide thinking into a user-friendly resource where social sector professionals and students alike can draw inspiration, share ideas and develop new thinking on best practices.

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Two for the Price of One: Two-Generation Approaches

Two for the Price of One: Two-Generation Approaches

Social innovation is often perceived as the implementation of a brand-new idea, but it is not always about an idea. It can also be a new way of delivering an existing program or service or a way to take that idea to scale successfully. The two-generation (also called...

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Behavioral Economics Meets the Social Sector

Behavioral Economics Meets the Social Sector

Do you know why offices and hotels have mirrors in their elevators? One reason is because people will focus on fixing stray hairs and smoothing out wrinkled clothing rather than how long the elevator is taking and, as a result, be happier. This strange but true fact...

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Holiday Hustle: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2019

Holiday Hustle: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2019

This year marks my 10th year in business as Founder & CEO of Social Impact Architects. My intention in starting Social Impact Architects was simple – combine my on-the-ground experience working in nonprofits and government with new tools from my MBA at Duke. I was...

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