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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Philanthropy

Social Change Increasingly Requires Networked Action

In order to effectively create social change, we must use social connections and a networking mindset to maximize impact.

By Diana Scearce & Lori Bartczak | 1 | Oct. 26, 2011
 

Nonprofit Management

The Seven Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams

What we’ve seen across all organizations, regardless of size, is that digital teams are the biggest predictor of online effectiveness.

By Jason Mogus & Christopher Roy | 2 | Oct. 25, 2011
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Money: A Bonus of Measuring to Improve Performance

Measurement can attract money. A nonprofit that can demonstrate results and improvement is more inviting to potential donors than one that can’t.

By Matthew Forti & Peter Kim | 1 | Oct. 24, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise and Job Creation in Uganda and Nigeria

Opportunity Collaboration is a four-day convening in Mexico focused on global poverty alleviation.

By Regina Ridley | 3 | Oct. 21, 2011
 

Education

Students Partner for World Change

Apprenticeship opportunities are few and far between in the highly competitive and ever-developing field of social innovation.

By Todd Manwaring | Oct. 21, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

An Idea That Spreads: Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

It is critical that high-performing organizations learn how to tell authentic stories about their impact.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 3 | Oct. 20, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 19, 2011
 
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Philanthropy

Philanthropy as Infrastructure?

As a society, we should not encourage the replacement of public responsibilities by private philanthropy.

By Lucy Bernholz | 2 | Oct. 19, 2011
 
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Nonprofit Management

Five Investments You Can Skip

The nonprofit sector wastes an insane amount of time implementing best practices that have painfully low return on investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 11 | Oct. 19, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Nonprofits

An Innovative and Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Model

AID for Africa’s model seems like a smart way to bring nonprofits together where they can leverage their combined presence.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 18, 2011