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Can We Stop Arguing over “Nonprofit”?

Can We Stop Arguing over “Nonprofit”? | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
VOICES FROM THE FIELD: For many years, people with time on their hands have argued with the use of the word “nonprofit” to define our sector. Perhaps they have missed the point: The term “nonprofit” works perfectly to denote a motivation that donors and volunteers want to see in addressing causes about which we all care passionately.
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Changing views of how to change the world

Changing views of how to change the world | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
In the past, when governments have wanted to change the world, they negotiated intergovernmental agreements. Homi Kharas explains that the new theory of change is through markets, data, and innovation.
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The new theory of how to change the world can be stripped down to three elements. 

- Use market forces to drive business towards scalable investments that simultaneously generate sustainable solutions to development challenges; 
- Create more data from more sources with more disaggregation, and make these more easily transparent and accessible, to drive towards evidence-based reforms and accountability; 
- Encourage innovations (technical, organizational, and business-model) to drive the world away from business-as-usual.
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Wanted: D.C.-area champions to rally region to deal with federal slowdown

Wanted: D.C.-area champions to rally region to deal with federal slowdown | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
The region knows what’s needed to spur the economy, but where are the leaders ready to push for it?
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Campaign 2016: Eight big issues the presidential candidates should address

Campaign 2016: Eight big issues the presidential candidates should address | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
In this new volume, Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill pick eight top issues they believe should be the focus of the 2016 presidential campaign, noting that “a presidential election is a good time to catalyze a national conversation on the issues of the day.”
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Can Sean Parker's Brigade App Send More Voters to the Polls? San Francisco Provides Early Test.

Can Sean Parker's Brigade App Send More Voters to the Polls? San Francisco Provides Early Test. | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Twenty questions to help find the right candidate for you.
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New Human Need Index fills a data void to help those in need

New Human Need Index fills a data void to help those in need | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
My 2009 book, “Out of Reach,” examined why it can be hard for poor families to get help from the safety net. One critical barrier is the lack of information about local program resources and nonprofit social service organizations. Good information is key to finding help, but it’s also important if we are to target resources effectively and assess if program investments were successful.
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For D.C.’s desperate, a refuge from homelessness is about to disappear

For D.C.’s desperate, a refuge from homelessness is about to disappear | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Hundreds who depend on a storage warehouse near the Capitol will be displaced by a boutique hotel.
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Setting Government Procurement Data Free

Setting Government Procurement Data Free | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Open Procure is looking to speed government adoption of breaking technologies and ease startup entry into the government sector.
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DC Mayor Talks Tech In London as Search for City CTO Continues

DC Mayor Talks Tech In London as Search for City CTO Continues | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Mayor Muriel Bowser took to the global stage this week to trumpet the digital initiatives taking place in the...
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Evaluating Aid: Water Filtration Options in Ahmedabad Leave Poor With No Good Options | New Security Beat

Evaluating Aid: Water Filtration Options in Ahmedabad Leave Poor With No Good Options | New Security Beat | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
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I expect great outcomes from the Sustainable Development Goals | Brookings Institution

I expect great outcomes from the Sustainable Development Goals | Brookings Institution | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Last week, Bill Easterly called the sustainable development goals (SDGs) senseless, dreamy, and garbled. Senior Fellow Homi Kharas outlines what the SDGs have already accomplished, and the positive results he expects in the future.
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Going Digital: Why more physicians will adopt electronic health records | Brookings Institution

Going Digital: Why more physicians will adopt electronic health records | Brookings Institution | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Only half of the U.S. office-based physicians have adopted a basic electronic health records system. Niam Yaraghi discusses three drivers which together will lead the other half of physicians to adopt electronic health records systems in the near future.
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Comeback kids: School suspension and high school graduation | Brookings Institution

Comeback kids: School suspension and high school graduation | Brookings Institution | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
In our October long memo, Nathan Joo and Richard Reeves analyze data from the NLSY79 dataset on high school students to examine the characteristics of suspendees and the impact school suspensions have on these students' long-term life successes.
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Unhappiness in America

Unhappiness in America | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
In her latest research, Carol Graham examines the deep divisions in the United States—not just in terms of income and opportunity, but in terms of hopes and dreams, and how optimism varies across racial groups.
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Nobody Tells You - 5 things Big Data 'CAN' and 'Cannot' Do

Nobody Tells You - 5 things Big Data 'CAN' and 'Cannot' Do | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Big Data has its own benefits and limitations. This article explains the role of business analytics and understanding in deriving useful insights
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3 Strategies for Building a Customer-Centric Government

3 Strategies for Building a Customer-Centric Government | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
With new tools at their disposal, governments have the opportunity to create a golden age of citizen engagement. That could do a lot for trust in government.
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Does ISIS really have nothing to do with Islam? Islamic apologetics carry serious risks.

Does ISIS really have nothing to do with Islam? Islamic apologetics carry serious risks. | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
If the past few years of Middle Eastern turmoil have made anything clear, it’s that religion matters.
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Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Our free, 10 minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools and resources to help partners get better results, faster.
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Can Cities Crowdsource the Chief Data Officer Position?

Can Cities Crowdsource the Chief Data Officer Position? | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
The city of Long Beach, Calif., is launching an experiment to crowdsource three open data services typically conducted by an official chief data officer.
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In Long Beach, where Mayor Robert Garcia has probed avenues to expand civic tech and open data, CIO Bryan Sastokas said the coastal city has opted to experiment with crowdsourcing — it intends to test whether members of its community can deliver on three duties of the chief data officer role:

 

    1.    Identifying high-value data that benefits citizens;

    2.    Supporting the cleaning and formatting of open data; and

    3.    Presenting open data insights to citizens via mobile and Web apps.

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7 Things Government Can Learn from Google’s Business Model

7 Things Government Can Learn from Google’s Business Model | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Google does many things well, but how can the company's approach be used in the public sector?
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1 Question, 7 People: What Should Mayor Bowser Do To Grow DC Tech?

1 Question, 7 People: What Should Mayor Bowser Do To Grow DC Tech? | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
In just nine months since taking office in January, Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has made it a priority to...
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The Unfinished Business of Women and Work

The Unfinished Business of Women and Work | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
 A recently released major study on women in the workplace shows that the gender gap continues to persist in corporate America, and for some heretofore unexplored reasons. Some of those nuances — and many other gender issues — were explored during a comp
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How can Europe compete with the American innovation onslaught? | Brookings Institution

How can Europe compete with the American innovation onslaught? | Brookings Institution | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
Isfandyar Khan discusses the differences between the United States and Europe when it comes to fostering an innovation-friendly climate.
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The SDGs Should Stand for Senseless, Dreamy, Garbled | Foreign Policy

The SDGs Should Stand for Senseless, Dreamy, Garbled | Foreign Policy | Advancements in Social Good + Problems to Solve | Scoop.it
The SDGs Should Stand for Senseless, Dreamy, Garbled « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Why Success Sometimes Eludes Community Efforts to Fight Social Problems

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http://www.bridgespan.org/Publications-and-Tools/Youth-Development/Needle-Moving-Community-Collaboratives-Revisited/Why-Success-Sometimes-Eludes-Community-Efforts.aspx#.VhHLPJNViko

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