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 encourage, 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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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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Is Pay for Success Making an Impact?

Is Pay for Success Making an Impact?

Innovation researchers have conclusively proven what I have seen over a lifetime as an entrepreneur – in every innovative effort, there comes an innovation chokepoint. It’s at this moment when fatigue can set in. When critics are often the loudest. When the idea alone...

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