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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

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

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


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


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
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Nonprofit Management

Donna Hill: A Profile in Third Sector Grit

Blazing the trail for blind Americans to gain acceptance and opportunity.

By John Brothers | Jul. 23, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

Minding the Gap

How do you inspire people, from your CEO to rural farmers to consumers, to change their ways to do good (or at least better) for society?

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Jul. 22, 2010

Nonprofit Management

A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Foundation and nonprofit leaders need to pay the same attention to increasing employment in the sector as they do to preserving the full deductibility of donations at the highest tax brackets.

By Pete Manzo | 2 | Jul. 21, 2010