The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


Changing the Coefficients of Giving

One way to frame efforts to increase charitable giving is to think of it as “changing the coefficients of giving.”

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 3 | May. 24, 2011
SSIR blogger Thomas Bastianel is one of the five Emerging Leaders International Fellows at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center—The City University of New York.

Civil Society

Big Society or Collective Impact?

How are the UK and US addressing the third sector’s next challenges, and where they are failing?

By Thomas Bastianel | 5 | May. 23, 2011
SSIR blogger Gabi Zedlmayer is Vice President of HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation responsible for driving social innovation programs that are aligned with HP’s business strategy. social innovation


mPedigree: A Collective Impact Case Study

The collective impact of government organizations, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and businesses can produce a more effective social innovation model.

By Gabi Zedlmayer | 2 | May. 20, 2011


In Foreign Aid, Nonprofits Could Use Some Disruption

Nonprofits should seek for-profit allies who are interested and invested in their causes—even if they don’t walk into the first meeting with a signed check.

By Jessica Majno | 6 | May. 19, 2011

Human Rights

Nonprofits Don’t Really Care About Diversity

Nonprofit staff isn’t very diverse. Nonprofit boards aren’t very diverse. Nonprofits need more diversity.

By Rosetta Thurman | 3 | May. 18, 2011


Community Foundation Speaks Out Against Government Funding Cuts to Nonprofits

One foundation leader is demonstrating what a community foundation can do to defend nonprofits in their area from state budget cuts.

By Perla Ni | 3 | May. 17, 2011
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New Rules for a New Social Economy

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. The FEC is a harbinger of great change for the social sector.

By Lucy Bernholz | May. 16, 2011
SSIR blogger David Simpson is the co-founder and president of GoldMail and is on the board of Aim High.


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Deserves Top-Level Focus and Resources

Peer-to-peer communication leverages the personal networks of members to disseminate messages.

By David Simpson | 1 | May. 12, 2011
SSIR blogger Rahim Kanani is founder and editor-in-chief of World Affairs Commentary.

Impact Investing

Between Innovation and Development

An interview with Aleem Walji, practice manager for innovation at the World Bank Institute.

By Rahim Kanani | 1 | May. 11, 2011
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.


Invite Your Listener to Share the Story

Sharing a story will likely to trigger a story in the mind of your listener. Be intentional about the stories you choose to share.

By Thaler Pekar | 2 | May. 10, 2011