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Philanthropy

Can Stakeholder Reviews by Beneficiaries Bring New Perspectives to Philanthropy?

The philanthropic community might access the “constituent’s voice” through user reviews of nonprofit organizations written by clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

By Perla Ni | 2 | Aug. 5, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

SocialSquared: Productive Gaming on Facebook

SocialSquared games, if done well, could be tremendously powerful.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Aug. 4, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

Global Tools for Going Local

Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Aug. 3, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Lagging Imperialists in Social Entrepreneurship and How to Avoid Them

We need more good examples and fewer good intentions in social entrepreneurship and humanitarian design.

By Timothy Ogden | 5 | Aug. 2, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Net Impact vs. The Hub: Do Game Mechanics Work for Voluntarism?

Game mechanics will mature, and volunteer programs will adopt them to enhance their programs.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 1 | Jul. 30, 2010
 
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Measuring Social Impact

REDF Leverages First Social Innovation Fund Grant

A look at what’s promising and fresh about the Social Innovation Fund.

By Carla Javits | 2 | Jul. 29, 2010
 
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Education

Can the Secondary Education Gap Be Closed?

Africa is failing to meet the demand for secondary education, which is fueled by the region’s rising youth population.

By Reeta Roy | Jul. 29, 2010
 

Measuring Social Impact

A Straw-Man Plan for Doing Good Better

How to make a cultural shift that leads better outcomes.

By Mario Morino | Jul. 28, 2010
 

Foundations

Matching Human Capital with Financial Capital Will Make SIF’s Millions Go Farther

Human capital can either be an unanticipated barrier to success or an effective catalyst for achieving it.

By James Weinberg | Jul. 27, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Measuring Social Impact

Getting Results: Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

Nonprofits that want to actually make a difference need to track their activities in some way.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Jul. 26, 2010