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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
 
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Nonprofit Management

I Gain and You Gain: The Emergence of “Smart Power” Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector

How can we work together in the nonprofit sector to produce results that we can all benefit from?

By Jean Butzen | 3 | Nov. 15, 2010
 
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Water

Water, Microfinance, and Innovation

Although the market demand exists, there have not been sustainable ways to finance basic water needs. That is, until Water.org introduced WaterCredit in South Asia.

By Reeta Roy | 3 | Nov. 12, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

3 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Your First Nonprofit Job for at Least a Year

If you do a great job and make the most of your network of peers and colleagues, you’ll be well on your way to creating a successful nonprofit career path.

By Rosetta Thurman | 4 | Nov. 10, 2010
 
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Urban Development

Transforming Cities

Archaic ideas and the fundamental restructuring taking place in our economy, makes business as usual unacceptable.

By Ben Hecht | Nov. 9, 2010
 
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Philanthropy

Citizens United and New Rules for Nonprofits

The most important issue for the social sector in the United States in 2011 will be the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

By Lucy Bernholtz | Nov. 9, 2010