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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Nonprofits

A Platform for Fighting Poverty

For one Tanzania-based NGO, an open source approach to development is getting results.

 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact investing and the Role of Family Offices

Five steps family offices can take to engage in impact investing.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fueling Financial Innovation in the Middle East

Getting social entrepreneurs in Arab countries to take bigger risks in financing for scale may require that they put more skin in the game.

By Teresa Chahine & Zeina Farhat | 1 | Jan. 16, 2015
 

Making Ideas Move

Investing in communication—whether you’re selling soda or social change—yields results.

By Sean Gibbons | 4 | Jan. 15, 2015
 

Turning Sideways to Close the Gap

How a change in perspective is helping one organization bridge the distance between mission and mission accomplished.

By Carter Roberts | 1 | Jan. 14, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Financial Disruption and Giving Back from the Start

New financial tech companies need to adopt a shared value or triple-bottom-line approach.

By Mollie West & Andy Posner | 1 | Jan. 13, 2015
 

Health

A National Growth Plan Rooted in One State’s Success

Why one successful youth program resisted the urge to expand too quickly.

By Taz Hussein & Sridhar Prasad | Jan. 12, 2015
 

Seasonal Planning Disorder? Take a Hike!

Nature can offer organizations new insights on risk and resilience, and inform both short- and long-term strategy.

By Katherine Collins | Jan. 9, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

The Rise of Social Stock Exchanges

A new, innovative platform is helping more investors support social enterprises.

By Bandini Chhichhia | 9 | Jan. 8, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Do Impact Investors Expect Too Much?

The history of microfinance shows how far off-mission social enterprise can go under the weight of massive investment.