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Insights for impact: 2022 edition

This year-end report synthesizes the key learnings from each of our 2022 publications and highlights several Studio projects with widely-relevant research deliverables. They cover a range of evergreen and emergent topic areas, including ESG, DEIB, community-centered philanthropy, corporate civic engagement, the future of work, catalytic cross-sector partnerships, and more. By focusing on solutions over exposition, and elevating the most urgent ideas, NationSwell’s insights reports showcase our deep commitment to valuing your time and delivering what you need to lead at your best.


Seven critical design choices for corporate impact investors


Eight actions for creating catalytic cross-sector partnerships


Private sector social impact leadership survey

Trend Report

The state of play: U.S. philanthropy in 2022

Case Study

How the Bush Foundation’s community trust funds are decolonizing philanthropy

Survey Findings

Social impact professional’s views on the changing talent pipeline

Trend Report

The state of play: Corporate civic engagement in 2022

Trend Report

The state of play: ESG in 2022

Executive Briefing

Four imperatives for centering communities in philanthropy

Case Study

How Verizon engaged 89,000 employee volunteers in the middle of a global pandemic

Insights Briefing

Actionable practices for 2022 and beyond

Exclusive Insights

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Build It Back Better

Overarching Insights Report

We synthesized key insights and impact from all tracks of our 2020 #BuildItBackBetter initiative. View the entire report here, or explore individual topics in the segments below.

Culture of Connection Bridging and Belonging

Narratives and solutions needed to heal and build bridges after a crisis

Economic Opportunity Future of Work

How we can build more resilient, equitable, and inclusive workforces

Data for Good

How Data and AI can drive positive innovation and change


How individuals and institutions can center racial justice and equity in lifelong education

Climate Justice

Discuss, define, and advance our responsibility for protecting our natural resources and planet’s future

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