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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 
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Grow Your Own

Forget about luring big companies with tax incentives and subsidized space. Chris Gibbons focuses Littleton, Colorado's efforts on growing home-town businesses.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2010
 
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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen | 39 | Spring 2009
 

Review: Random Family

Waller offers an intimate exposé of crime and drugs in the inner city.

Reviewed By Anitra Lynn Waller | Fall 2004
 

Review: Civic Revolutionaries

Cross-sector collaboration is the key to community revitalization.

Reviewed By Dawn Ibis | Spring 2004
 
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The People’s IPO

Lower-income patrons of Market Creek Plaza can now invest in the shopping center.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2007
 

Bowling Alone?

Civil society may not be in such bad shape.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2006
 

Social Enterprise 2.0

Moving toward a sustainable social enterprise model.

By Jim Schorr | 1 | Summer 2006
 

15 minutes with Jonathan Reckford

Habitat for Humanity’s new CEO picks up the hammer.

By SSIR Editors | 1 | Summer 2006
 

15 Minutes with Margaret Henningsen

How an African-American banker is rebuilding her community.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2005
 

Simply Successful

A Boston nonprofit's simple mission attracts sustained support and helps working-poor families.

By Deirdre Fulton | Fall 2005