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Philanthropub Story

Supplements to the article “Cause for Reflection.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Cause for Reflection

The story of Cause, a “philanthropub” that closed 14 months after it opened, offers vital lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Includes magazine extras.

 

Planned Performance

Here's how the International Planned Parenthood Federation is working to build a new global performance culture. Includes magazine extras.

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Franchising a “Fireball”

Aflatoun, a global social and financial education program, is relying on partnerships rather than centralized control to scale up.

 
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Growth Force

A few years ago, the Salesforce.com Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding software vendor.

 
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How the Hub Found Its Center

After a period of crisis and transition, Impact Hub has emerged as an organization that is partly a movement, partly a business, and partly a network.

 
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Across the Digital Divide

One Laptop per Child Australia has developed a visionary program to bring digital technology to children in remote areas.

 

Labor of Love

Ai-jen Poo, cofounder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and 2014 McArthur genius grant recipient, is building a movement to improve the lives of 2.5 million US home care workers.

 

Diversifying NGO Leadership

There was a time when the all the senior staff of international NGOs working in developing countries came from North America and Europe. That is changing.