Here’s How Social Missions Can Be As Inspiring As Space Missions

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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Future of Good publisher and CEO Vinod Rajasekaran offers an aerospace take on crafting an inspiring social mission.

How To Develop An Impact Measurement System That Actually Works For Your Organization

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Despite several methods being used in the sector today, many organizations still struggle to meaningfully track and report impact. Why? There’s a need for measurement approaches that are standardized enough to be meaningful, yet contextual and flexible enough to account for unique impacts. Sara Olsen, founder of SVT Group, gives us an impact measurement primer.

3 Ways to Integrate Meaningful Youth Engagement into Your Organization

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All year long, social mission organizations will welcome young people into their ranks for internships and temporary work experience. Many, however, fail to truly engage young workers — a misstep that not only undervalues young people, but fails to take advantage of their potential to bring innovative solutions to the table.

Who is building the future?

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With our runway for addressing SDGs uncertain and a price tag growing on saving the planet for the next generation, the search for social innovations and sustainable solutions is more pressing than ever. Sharing decision-making power with youth is a vital piece of the puzzle.

What Is Gender Lens Investing And Why Does It Matter?

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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.

How to Run a Social Venture Hackathon

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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.