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SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

The Benefits of Building a Narrative Organization

The value of narrative in your organization extends well beyond telling stories in your annual report and newsletters.

By Thaler Pekar | 8 | Apr. 22, 2011
 

If Nostradamus Was a Philanthropist

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a forecast for the health future of America’s most vulnerable populations over the next two decades.

By James S. Marks | 5 | Apr. 21, 2011
 
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Are We Serious About Financial Inclusion for All?

Steps that regulators and finiancial service providers can take to move toward the goal of financial inclusion.

By Ignacio Mas & John Staley | 4 | Apr. 20, 2011
 

Microfinance

Social Innovations Must Start with a “Worm’s-Eye View”

Social entrepreneurs are solving big problems from the bottom up, with low-risk actions taken to discover, develop, and test ideas.

By Peter Sims | 1 | Apr. 19, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Stephanie Wolcott is social responsibility director for the Alcoa Foundation in New York City and serves as content contributor to KIN Global at the Kellogg School of Management.

Nonprofit Management

Listen to the People

Always talk to the people you are trying to help. And make sure you listen.

By Stephanie Wolcott | 4 | Apr. 18, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll 2011 Interviews: Rod Schwartz, Lars Johansen, and Biju Mohandas

Interview with Rod Schwartz, founder of ClearlySo, a company that helps entrepreneurs with raising capital, team building, product sales, and financial management.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 15, 2011
 
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Government

Republican Focus on Planned Parenthood: A 25-Year Trend of Partisan Action

In the excitement of the budget negotiations, a nonprofit organization was again thrust into the national spotlight.

By John Brothers | 2 | Apr. 14, 2011
 
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Global Issues

Thinking Small

The problem with “changing the world” is that it probably involves invoking impossibly superficial means to address oversimplified problems.

By Timothy Ogden | 5 | Apr. 13, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll 2011 Interviews: Daniel Franklin and Mark Kramer

There was an extraordinary amount of positivity, optimism, and collaboration at SWF. I interviewed two people who particularly believe in the power of collaboration.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 12, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Cristi Hegranes is an award-winning journalist and international journalism trainer as well as the founder and Executive Director of Global Press Institute (GPI).

Fundraising

Four Steps to a New Online Fundraising Strategy

In four steps Global Press Institute was able to revamp the online giving culture and more than triple the number of monthly online donations.

By Cristi Hegranes | 2 | Apr. 11, 2011