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Civil Society

The Evolution of Membership

Membership in organizations is growing, but not what it used to be.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2012
 

Civil Society

Circles of Change

Lending circles, self-help groups, and study circles are among the oldest and most effective tools for creating personal and social change.

By Tracy A. Thompson | 5 | Fall 2011
 

Nonprofit Management

The Challenge of Organizational Learning

A recent study found three common barriers to knowledge sharing across nonprofits and their networks, as well as ways and means to overcome them.

By Katie Smith Milway & Amy Saxton | 7 | Summer 2011
 
THE FAIR SOCIETY:
The Science of Human
Nature and the Pursuit
of Social Justice
Peter Corning

Civil Society

Just Instincts

The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Peter Corning

Reviewed By Roberto De Vogli | Summer 2011
 

Economic Development

The Miracle of Financial Inclusion

The founder of the Kashf Foundation argues that microfinance can improve the lives of Pakistan’s next generation.

By Roshaneh Zafar | Summer 2011
 
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Civil Society

It Takes Three to Tango

A European perspective on American civil society. A quick glance at the latest
thinking about not-for-profit management and philanthropy
reveals some profound differences between the ways American and
European practitioners look at today’s major societal challenges.

By Johan Van de Gronden | 6 | Spring 2011
 

Civil Society

Online Gaming Is the New Bowling League

A recent study showed that online game communities provide access to social capital.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011
 
JOIN THE CLUB:
How Peer Pressure
Can Transform the
World
Tina Rosenberg

Civil Society

People Power

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World by Tina Rosenberg

Reviewed By Peter Walker | Spring 2011
 
AMERICAN GRACE:
How Religion Divides
and Unites Us
Robert D. Putnam & David
E. Campbell

Civil Society

One Nation Under Gods

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam & David E. Campbell

Reviewed By Rhys H. Williams | Spring 2011
 

Health

Can’t Buy Me Laughter

While more money may translate to a higher valuation of oneself, but when it comes to happiness, money is no indicator.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2011