Friday, August 27, 2010

SIF Intermediaries: More Drops in Fewer Buckets, Please

Producing new innovations and spreading successful innovations are two quite different things.  The social sector is good at the former but not the latter.  The recently selected SIF intermediaries can help fix that if they make larger grants to fewer nonprofits.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Social Innovation Fund Kerfuffle

This is a response to an article published in the August 19, 2010 New York Times, "Nonprofit Fund Faces Questions About Conflicts and Selection Procedures," which is available here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Response to Nonprofit Quarterly Editorial

This is a response to an editorial published in the Nonprofit Quarterly, "Social Innovation Fund Disclosures Good But Insufficient," which is available here.

Response to Paul Light re SIF "Stonewalling"

Let me see if I have this right. SIF is "becoming one of the most important efforts to stimulate social change in recent history," its selection process was conducted in record time and resulted in choosing 11 of "the very best organizations in the country," with "no pressure" to favor any applicants, using "perfectly appropriate" criteria. As a fellow SIF reviewer, I agree.