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Allison Fine


Beth's Blog

Better, Faster, Cheaper

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Navigating Charities with the President of Charity Navigator

nuPOLIS: Scalable Social Innovation for Cities

Philanthropy 2173

Philanthropy Central

Social Velocity


The Cohen Report

What Matters



ASHOKA Changemakers



National Conference on Citizenship

Network for Good

Social Edge

Social Impact Exchange

Social Innovation Exchange


Grantmakers, Fellowships & Venture Funds

American Express Members Project

Case Foundation

Echoing Green

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

New Foundry Ventures

New Profit Inc.

Nonprofit Finance Fund


Pepsi Refresh Project

Race To The Top

Skoll Foundation

Social Innovation Fund

Social Venture Partners

U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods

Venture Philanthropy Partners

W. K. Kellogg Foundation


Incubators & Accelerators

All Day Buffet

Bull City Forward

Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

MaRS Blog

New Urban Mechanics

NYC Center for Economic Opportunity

Ohio Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

OneStar Foundation

Public Innovators


Springboard Innovation

Starting Bloc

The Greenlight Fund

The Mind Trust

The Phoenix Project

Toronto Centre for Social Innovation

White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Young Foundation



Family Independence Initiative

Greyston Bakery

Los Angeles Urban League

Menkiti Group

The Food Trust

The Reinvestment Fund

United Way

Wraparound Milwaukee


Media, Academic & Other Resources

Ash Center Publications

Cities of Service

Civic Enterprises

Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship


Government Innovators Network Health & Social Service News

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (UK)

PRI Social Entrepreneurship (podcast)

Root Cause Social Innovation Forum

School for Social Entrepreneurs


Solutions for America

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Stanford Social Innovation Review

YouTube (videos on social innovation)


This list is provided by The Project on Social Innovation; a virtual knowledge hub for driving social innovation and community engagement, and a practical platform for sharing the stories and lessons of exciting innovators from the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors. The Project on Social Innovation website offers an innovator’s toolkit, relevant news updates, profiles of best practices, regular blogging, and links to other online resources. The Project’s site is an initiative of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.













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