Dan Pallotta has an unconventional view of nonprofits: To innovate and really make an impact, he thinks they should function with business-minded acumen. But, bringing principles of the corporate world into the nonprofit sector can be a tough sell. Here, he recommends 8 articles that give more insight into why we should put a value on effective philanthropy.

The Good Country Index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Announced today, the Index features some unexpected winners — and even more surprising losers. (Sorry, USA.)

Lifesaver began as a project in Michael Pritchard’s garage in 2005. By 2015, they will have ended water poverty in Malaysia — and they’re not stopping there.

In 2005, Bjorn Lomborg, challenged the TED audience to think about “the biggest problems in the world” — and to forget about global warming. As he explains in this interview, he still thinks he’s right.