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Creating, sharing, and exchanging knowledge is central to FSG’s mission. Here, in the Knowledge Exchange, you will find ideas, research, and discussions about social impact.     

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Adapting through Crisis: Lessons from ACHAP’s Contributions to the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Alexandra Geertz, Shijie Lu, Kyle Peterson, Matthew Rehrig, Philippe Sion

This report focuses on the successes, challenges and lessons learned from fifteen years of ACHAP’s efforts combating a national health emergency.

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Too Much Collective, Too Little Impact: Aligning Multiple Initiatives in One Community

The Collective Impact Forum invites you to participate in a webinar series to more deeply explore key topics facing many collective impact practitioners and funders.

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Self-Directed Learning at Summit Public Schools

Matt Wilka, Jeff Cohen

A case study highlighting the promise of self-directed learning at Summit Public Schools.

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Collective Insights on Collective Impact

Collective Insights on Collective Impact is a compilation of nine articles about collective impact published in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World Webinar

This webinar explores what it means to take an emergent approach that focuses on sensing, co-creation, and building system fitness in your foundation.

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The Philanthropist Collective Impact Issue

In this special issue, The Philanthropist/le philanthrope journal explores Collective Impact from a Canadian perspective in depth and detail.

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When Is Business at Its Best?

Business is at its best when it competes, innovates, and creates better solutions for the world's social problems.

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Banking on Shared Value: How Banks Profit by Rethinking Their Business

This report explores how banks can better capitalize on shared value opportunities.

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How the Rockefeller Foundation Used Emergent Strategy to Advance Impact Investing

This video features the Rockefeller Foundation’s Dr. Judith Rodin and Dr. Zia Khan, along with Antony Bugg-Levine, discussing the foundation’s successful Impact Investing Initiative.

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Emergent Strategy and the Rockefeller Foundation

Leaders from the Rockefeller Foundation have found that a more nimble strategy and way of working allows them to be more responsive and to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World

John Kania, Mark Kramer, Patty Russell

An examination of how philanthropy can strategically navigate the complexities of social change.

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Innovating for Shared Value

Marc Pfitzer, Valerie Bockstette, Mike Stamp, Angela Barmettler

This Harvard Business Review article highlights five new practices that enable companies to innovate for shared value.

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Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

John Kania, Mark Kramer

Collective impact brings actors together and creates the rules of interaction that enable solutions to complex problems to emerge.

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Measuring Shared Value

Michael E. Porter, Greg Hills, Marc Pfitzer, Sonja Patscheke, Elizabeth Hawkins

This article presents a new framework for measuring shared value.

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Evaluating Social Innovation

Hallie Preskill, Tanya Beer

Developmental evaluation offers a new approach to evaluating social innovations in complex, multi-actor, and dynamic environments.

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Creating Shared Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The concept of creating ‘shared value’ focuses on the connections between societal and economic progress and has the power to unleash the next wave of global growth.

Creating Shared Value
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Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Despite the difficulty of getting collective impact efforts off the ground, those involved report a new sense of optimism that dawns early on in the process.

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Collective Impact

Mark Kramer, John Kania

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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Catalytic Philanthropy

Mark Kramer

Despite vast spending, philanthropists have fallen short. What we need: Catalytic Philanthropy.

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Strategy & Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

Moving past generic CSR principles, learn how societal influence is becoming the new frontier of competitive advantage.

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Leading Boldly

Ronald Heifetz, John Kania, Mark Kramer

Foundations can enhance the impact of their traditional approaches to social change by harnessing imaginative and even controversial leadership. This Stanford Social Innovation Review article focuses on how Adaptive Leadership can be applied to complex social challenges.

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Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Mark Kramer, Marcie Parkhurst, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

To achieve the results necessary to solve today's largest social challenges, coordinated evaluation approaches involving multiple stakeholders are required.

Breakthroughs in Measurement Report
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The Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The authors argue that CSR should be a win-win situation – for society and the corporation.

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From Insight to Action: New Directions in Foundation Evaluation

Mark Kramer, Rebecca Graves, Jason Hirschhorn, Leigh Fiske

After a year of research and nearly 100 interviews with foundation leaders and evaluation experts, FSG has released a report that identifies a fundamental transition in the way foundations use evaluation. 

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Volunteering for Impact: Best Practices in International Corporate Volunteering

Greg Hills, Adeeb Mahmud

This report highlights effective practices for international corporate volunteering (ICV) by examining two principal models: local and cross-border volunteering.

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Philanthropy's New Agenda - Creating Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

 If foundations serve only as passive middlemen, as mere conduits for giving, then they fall far short of their potential and of society's expectations of them.

Philanthropy's New Agenda
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The Power of Strategic Mission Investing

Mark Kramer, Sarah Cooch

To foster dramatic change, foundations need a fundamentally different approach to mission investing: making mission investments that complement grantmaking.

Power of Strategic Mission Investing
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Collective Impact

Mark Kramer, John Kania

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Collective Impact
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Collective Impact Video
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Collective Impact Conference
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Creating Shared Value

Michael Porter, Mark Kramer

The concept of creating ‘shared value’ focuses on the connections between societal and economic progress and has the power to unleash the next wave of global growth.

Creating Shared Value
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Executive Roundtable
Video
Creating Shared Value
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Evaluating Social Innovation

Hallie Preskill, Tanya Beer

Developmental evaluation offers a new approach to evaluating social innovations in complex, multi-actor, and dynamic environments.

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Webinar

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Collective Impact Case Study: Partners for a Competitive Workforce

This case study provides an overview of Partners for a Competitive Workforce, a collective impact initiative in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Collective Impact Case Study: Franklin County Communities that Care Coalition

This case study provides an overview of Franklin County Communities that Care Coalition, a collective impact initiative in Rural Franklin County, MA that is focused on reducing youth substance use.

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Collective Impact Case Study: Vibrant Communities

This case study provides an overview of Vibrant Communities, a multi-layer collective impact initiative focused on unleashing the potential of communities across Canada to reduce poverty and ensure a good quality of life for all citizens.

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Collective Impact Case Study: E3 Alliance

This case study provides an overview of E3 Alliance, an education-focused collective impact initiative in central Texas.

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Measuring Shared Value

Michael E. Porter, Greg Hills, Marc Pfitzer, Sonja Patscheke, Elizabeth Hawkins

This article presents a new framework for measuring shared value.

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Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Mark Kramer, Marcie Parkhurst, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

To achieve the results necessary to solve today's largest social challenges, coordinated evaluation approaches involving multiple stakeholders are required.

Breakthroughs in Measurement Report
Report
Breakthroughs in Measurement Executive Summary
Executive
Summary
Breakthroughs in Measurement Webinar
Webinar

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Creating Shared Value: It's the Future

FSG illuminates the potential of shared value in this short motion graphic. See how GE, IHG, and Nestlé are using this approach successfully.

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