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Entries by Jonathan Lewis from 06/2011

I Am a Water Billionaire

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

One-sixth of the world's population does not have access to a glass of clean drinking water. If the United States suffered this thirsty fate, 52 million Americans would be without water.

How the Opportunity Fund Ruined My Rant

| Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact

The discussion asked, "Can dedication to mission and the profit motive co-exist as seamlessly as some microfinance proponents suggest?" It is not as wonky as you might fear.

Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 1 of 4)

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact

If foundations stopped funding social impact studies, would it remain a "hot" fad? Would anyone outside the halls of academia really care?

Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 2 of 4)

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Impact

In nonprofit fundraising, in the investment world, in political campaigns, in TV ads and even at grant-seeking research universities, hyping products and services is routine. Propaganda happens.