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Philanthropy

A Look at “I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works” by Nick Bilton

Insight into the malleability of data, and the need for stories and filters, are as relevant to those in philanthropy as they are to car salesmen, reporters, film makers, and fiction writers.

By Lucy Bernholtz | 1 | Oct. 21, 2010
 
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Health

Live from Health 2.0

Diem Brown announces medical gift registry for patients.

By Halle Tecco | 1 | Oct. 20, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Intermediaries

Philanthropedia Launches Expertise on Demand

Philanthropedia offered low-cost, high-quality information and a way for grantmakers to share what they know.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 2 | Oct. 19, 2010
 
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Philanthropy

Cause Marketing Does More Harm Than Good

I believe that cause marketing programs erode the joy of giving, turn consumers into cynics, and contribute to the overall loss of faith and trust in the nonprofit sector.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Oct. 18, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

A Toolbox for Change: the Social Capital Markets Conference

Instead of the profit/nonprofit distinction, individuals should ask themselves: Who is the target beneficiary and what are the best products/services that can be provided?

By Perla Ni | 3 | Oct. 15, 2010
 

Civil Society

Transparency for Impact, Not Just Compliance

We must not allow skin-deep, compliance-driven transparency to become an acceptable substitute for values-driven, culturally ingrained efforts.

By Mario Morino | 5 | Oct. 14, 2010
 
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Microfinance

Learning, Earning, and Saving

The need for holistic approaches to poverty alleviation for young people in Africa.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Oct. 13, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Salvatore LaSpada is the chief executive of Institute for Philanthropy, where he directs The Philanthropy Workshop. The Philanthropy Workshop is a strategic philanthropy training and networking program for ultra- and high-net worth individual

Foundations

Three Tips for Effective Family Philanthropy

Three tips to make family giving easier.

By Salvatore LaSpada | Oct. 12, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

Waiting for Superman–What Superhero Nonprofit Leaders Actually Resemble and Why We Need More

With a much talked about leadership gap on the horizon, we need to support the developing group of new leaders.

By John Brothers | 6 | Oct. 8, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Tipping Point for A National Movement for ECE Shared Services

The Shared Services business model has something to offer small nonprofits that need to maintain their independence and community linkages.

By Jean Butzen | 2 | Oct. 7, 2010