Gender-lens investing matters for the world of impact, because it recognizes that all investments have gendered impacts on our economic, financial, and social systems. Many impact investors and international NGOs understand the potential of applying a gender lens to move the needle on gender equality outcomes, but are less sure of what it looks like in practice.
What is a hackathon? What are the logistics? How do you even get started and what are the common mistakes? Hackathons can reveal new insights, uncover blind spots, and lead to happy accidents. Get it right out of the gate, and you can benefit from the right momentum and set the tone for innovation in your organization.
Coworking spaces have been on the rise for the past decade, and it’s estimated to balloon to 34,000-plus spaces and 5.1 million users globally by 2022. Impact-focused organizations need to know how these spaces can advance their mission.
Research and development is gaining traction as an essential capability in the social sector. There are the whys of R&D and there are the hows. Once you’ve gotten past all the buzzwords and buy-in, you need to know what it really means to put R&D into play.
Movements are demonstrating a well-deserved place in creating change. The next decade of social impact will consist of countless micro-movements. Knowing what makes them tick can give you insights to mobilize people for causes you care about.
Business as usual won’t get us to the quality and scale of social change fast enough. We need new ways of experimenting, designing, and developing. Research and development (R&D) has brought wonders in other sectors—from life sciences to energy. The world of impact is starting to see benefits too.