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Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Giving Needs Better Metrics

A new report on corporate philanthropy stresses the need for new reporting metrics among companies in order to make their full impact and value known.

By Todd Cohen | 2 | Mar. 1, 2010

Technology & Design

Mobile: Increasingly on Call

Mobile technology has become increasingly crucial within the field of international development, for issues ranging from private equity in Africa to crisis response.

By Scott E. Hartley | Mar. 1, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


A Revolution in Foundation Transparency

With a mission to “bring transparency to the world of philanthropy” Glass Pockets offers reports on the transparency of large, well known foundations.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Feb. 28, 2010


Donor, Dearest

The philanthropic landscape continues to shift as donors are switching their alliances to for-profit causes.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 28, 2010


28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders: Benjamin Jealous

In honor of Black History Month, this blog will highlight 28 black nonprofit leaders who are working to make our world a better and more hopeful place for generations to come.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 22, 2010


Nonprofit Sector Needs to Be Better Understood

The nonprofit sector plays an indispensable role in society and the economy, but it is poorly understood and underappreciated.

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Feb. 22, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

Patient Optimists

Patient optimists have lowered their expectations of any particular program or intervention, but not their belief in a better world over the long term.

By Timothy Ogden | 8 | Feb. 19, 2010

Nonprofit Management

“Flag on the Play” for a Multi-Million Dollar Nonprofit

Despite its classification as a nonprofit organization, the NFL fails to conform to typical standards, calling into question whether it really deserves its tax exempt status.

By John Brothers | 8 | Feb. 19, 2010

Nonprofit Management

For Collaboration Geeks: The Lodestar Database on Collaboration Models Is Up and Running!

A new database resource offers nonprofit leaders the chance to search and explore successful collaboration strategies already being used in the field.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Feb. 18, 2010


Grantmakers Can Do More than Make Grants

In the midst of a crippling recession, grantmakers and foundations should look to investments that both promise returns and advance their mission.

By Todd Cohen | Feb. 17, 2010