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SSIR blogger John Brothers the Principal of Cuidiu Consulting, a Senior Fellow in executive leadership with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and an adjunct professor at New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service.

Nonprofit Management

Minnesota Nice: A Profile in Third Sector Grit

Minnesota is a beacon of nonprofit excellence.

By John Brothers | 2 | Jan. 13, 2011

Urban Development

From Housing Projects to Farmland

A community development corporation starts an urban farm on land that was once home to housing projects.

By Halle Tecco | 1 | Jan. 11, 2011

Reflections on Jumo & Need for Co-Creation

If I have an idea to change the world, I should be just as welcome and have equal access to the spaces where I can share the idea and find others to help me make it come to life.

By Amy Sample Ward | 3 | Jan. 7, 2011
SSIR blogger Anne Sherman is the Associate Director at TCC Group.

Nonprofit Management

Cohort Capacity Building: Is the Sector Ready?

Earlier this month I had the privilege of learning from four really smart and experienced people who participated in a panel discussion that TCC Group, a global management consulting firm.

By Anne Sherman | 3 | Jan. 6, 2011
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Philanthropy’s Buzzwords of the Decade

The 10 phrases I have chosen to show the steady rise in market-based solutions for social problem solving, technology’s infiltration of all things fund raising, and a shift in attention from local to global.

By Lucy Bernholz | Jan. 5, 2011
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Ten for Ten: Philanthropy from 2010-2020

Rather than focus in (anymore than the buzzwords list already does) on the top 10 of the year gone by, let’s think about the factors that will shape philanthropy for the decade ahead.

By Lucy Bernholz | 4 | Dec. 20, 2010
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

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