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Implications for the Social Sector

Speaker(s): 
Lisbeth Schorr, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Fay Twersky, Director, Effective Philanthropy Group
Alicia Grunow, Senior Managing Partner, Carnegie Foundation
Published: July 09, 2014
[photo - Lisbeth Schorr]
[photo - Faye Twersky]
[photo - Alicia Grunow]
Download  1 hour 2 minutes,
More from this series: Next Generation Evaluation
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Stefan Castelán

Optimized Social Responsibility Through Evaluation

Speaker(s): 
Hallie Preskill, Director, Foundation Strategy Group
Published: July 09, 2014
[photo - Hallie Preskill]
Download  31 minutes,
More from this series: Next Generation Evaluation
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Stefan Castelán

Robert Sutton: Scaling Up Excellence

Speaker(s): 
Robert Sutton, Professor of Management, Science, and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School
Published: June 05, 2014

Responsible and Successful Collaboration

Speaker(s): 
Willa Seldon, Consultant, The Bridgespan Group
Carolyn Nelson, Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies at CSU-East bay
Stephanie Couch, Director, Center for STEM Education at CSU-East Bay
Published: May 30, 2014
[photo - Willa Seldon]
[photo - Stephanie Couch]
[photo - Carolyn Nelson]
Download  53 minutes,
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Stefan Castelán

Empowering Others to Tell Your Organization's Story

Speaker(s): 
Julie Dixon, Deputy Director, Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication
Published: May 23, 2014
[photo - Julie Dixon]
Download  1 hour 05 minutes,
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Stefan Castelán

The Science Behind Compassion

Speaker(s): 
Dr. James Doty, Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism
Published: May 09, 2014
[photo - Dr. James Doty]
Download  1 hour 13 minutes,
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Stefan Castelán

The Whole World In Our Hands

Speaker(s): 
John Kenyon, Principal, John Kenyon Consulting
Published: April 25, 2014
[photo - John Kenyon]
Download  1 hour 07 minutes,
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Stefan Castelán

Achieve Great Things: The Art and Science of Aspirational Narrative

Speaker(s): 
Doug Hattaway, President, Hattaway Communications
Published: April 18, 2014
[photo - Doug Hattaway]
Download  1 hour 20 minutes,
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

PATH and the Safe Water Project: Seeking Market-Based Solutions to Global Health

Academic Case Study by:
Stefanos Zenios, Lyn Denend, Tim Elliot
Published: 2013
[photo - Stefanos Zenios]

This case provides an overview of the nonprofit organization PATH and its Safe Water Project—a five-year effort launched in late 2006 with $17 million in funding from the global development unit of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to evaluate to what extent market-based approaches could help accelerate the widespread adoption and sustained use of household water treatment and safe storage products by low-income populations. Over the course of the grant, PATH conducted approximately 10 pilots in four countries. In the process, the Safe Water Project team accumulated substantial insights related to user-centered design, access, and affordability (see OIT-107, OIT-108, and OIT-109 for specific lessons in each of these three areas). PATH also amassed a number of important general lessons about planning and executing pilot projects, which are expanded upon in the case.

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Case No: OIT106

PATH and the Safe Water Project: Making Safe Water Products More Affordable

Academic Case Study by:
Stefanos Zenios, Lyn Denend, Tim Elliott
Published: 2013
[photo - Stefanos Zenios]

This case provides an overview of the nonprofit organization PATH and its Safe Water Project—a five-year effort launched in late 2006 with $17 million in funding from the global development unit of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to evaluate to what extent market-based approaches could help accelerate the widespread adoption and sustained use of household water treatment and safe storage products by low-income populations. 

One of the key objectives of this effort was to explore how the private sector could help make HWTS products more affordable. By conducting a portfolio of field-based pilots in collaboration with commercial partners, the PATH team sought to better understand the effect of different pricing, consumer financing, and subsidy models on demand within low-income population in developing countries. Over several years, the Safe Water Project team experimented with different affordability models, including microfinance loans for water filters and a layaway program. Although specific results varied across the pilots, which spanned India, Cambodia, and Kenya, they collectively gave rise to series of important insights about the affordability of HWTS products.

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Case No: OIT109

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