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SSIR blogger Reeta Roy is president and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation.

Civil Society

The Power of Voices

This week, a remarkable grassroots organization in India, Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM), celebrated 40 years of achievement and service.

By Reeta Roy | 4 | Dec. 16, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.

Nonprofit Management

Fired Up To Volunteer

Nonprofits can gain highly skilled volunteers through a variety of resources.

By Kelly Kleiman | 4 | Dec. 15, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

‘Tis the Season—How the Nonprofit Sector “Shares” Itself Out of Impact

Nonprofits, government, and philanthropy need to take up better sharing practices to advance nonprofits and the communities they aim to serve.

By John Brothers | 6 | Dec. 9, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

Are we addicted to Slacktivism?

Does every social media “call to action” need to have a cause?

By Amy Sample Ward | 3 | Dec. 7, 2010
 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Early Thoughts About Jumo

Some early impressions of Jumo, a much-heralded social networking site for stimulating, coordinating, and occasionally funding social change.

By Rob Reich | 3 | Dec. 3, 2010
 
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Economic Development

Micro-Savings: Are We There Yet?

Micro-savings have been described as the “Next Big Thing” in the global development agenda. But we are not there yet, particularly with regards to young people living in poverty.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Dec. 2, 2010
 

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Turnaround

My new book, "Nonprofit Turnaround: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, Consultants and Funders," delves into questions of the state of nonprofits today.

By Jan Glick | 3 | Dec. 1, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Foundations

A Different Kind of Philanthropy

The Mulago Foundation is practicing a form of philanthropy that is desperately needed. It is a fundamental departure from the conventional wisdom of what good philanthropy is suppose to be about.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 15 | Nov. 30, 2010
 
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Microfinance

Sunny Days for Microfinance

I think the current moment is the beginning of the golden years for microfinance.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Nov. 19, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.

Social Enterprise and Its Discontents

A new study reports that nonprofit agencies that choose to support themselves with for-profit businesses end up serving their clients less and worse.

By Kelly Kleiman | 3 | Nov. 18, 2010