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Technology & Design

Information Overload, Action Deficit

Real change only occurs when people, and the institutions we collectively form, restructure to make better use of new technology.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 3 | Jun. 13, 2010


It’s Not about Apple—It’s About Community

How are your tools defining the way you can work or the way you can engage with your community?

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Jun. 11, 2010

Connectivity for Youth

“Digital citizenship” and connectivity are opening up new avenues to tap into the creativity, inventiveness and enterprise of youth to create educational and economic opportunities.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Jun. 11, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

What Exactly Is Social Entrepreneurship in America?

Whether there is a profit motive or not, the notion that business has a role to play in addressing societal issues is at the heart of today’s discourse on social entrepreneurship.

By Ruth Shapiro | 2 | Jun. 10, 2010

Technology & Design

The New Digital Divide

New levels of data-filtering, along with the growth of social networks that aggregate like-minded souls, are threatening civic engagement—and other assertions made at the Personal Democracy Forum.

By Marcia Stepanek | 5 | Jun. 4, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

The Future of Leadership Development

Leadership must be more inclusive, networked, and collective.

By Claire Reinelt | 21 | Jun. 1, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

There’s a Hole in the Budget, Dear Board Chair, Dear Board Chair…

An anthem to the problems many struggling nonprofits face.

By John Brothers | 5 | May. 28, 2010

Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Sector Needs More Buffalo

We need to face the challenges in our communities head-on and charge right through the fear and uncertainty for the greater good.

By Rosetta Thurman | May. 28, 2010

Economic Development

New Frontiers of Financial Inclusion in Africa

Will mobile telephones become the new super highway to connect the poor to the financial grid?

By Reeta Roy | 1 | May. 26, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


The Rise of Evidence-Based Grantmaking

We are in the midst of a revolution in philanthropy.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 2 | May. 18, 2010