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SSIR blogger Stephanie Bluma, SVP and creative director at Weber Shandwick

The Wisdom of Crowd-Sourcing

The secret to success in dealing with a crowd is learning how to tap into their energy, enthusiasm, and talents.

By Stephanie Bluma | Feb. 23, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

Ownership and Its Discontents

Co-op boards act as landlords: They determine who may move into the building, what sort of alterations may be made to the units, and even how much heat any individual owner receives.

By Kelly Kleiman | 3 | Feb. 22, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Philanthropic Equity Performance Report

Last year, Nonprofit Finance Fund released a report looking at the performance of the philanthropic equity deals they have done over the past four years.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Feb. 21, 2011
 
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Government

2012 Budget May Reflect President Obama’s Attempt to Reconcile His Nonprofit Sector History

The debate on the 2012 budget and the President’s own history with the nonprofit sector gave me a better understanding as to why the President might have made some of his decisions.

By John Brothers | 3 | Feb. 18, 2011
 
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Civil Society

Innovating at the Speed of Communities

When it comes to innovation in civil society, there is nothing that can match the speed and ingenuity of communities that come together to make a change, develop a tool, or feed a need.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Feb. 10, 2011
 
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Government

How the State of the Union Showcases Trouble for the Government-Mandated Governance Structure

The hundreds, if not thousands, of nonprofits and collaborations that are similar to CAPs should definitely take notice.

By John Brothers | 7 | Feb. 4, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Stephanie Wolcott is social responsibility director for the Alcoa Foundation in New York City and serves as content contributor to KIN Global at the Kellogg School of Management.

Health

Universal HIV/AIDS Treatment in One of the World’s Poorest Countries

While public-private partnerships have remained elusive to many, Cambodia, one of the least developed countries in the world, has been quietly using the strategy to provide universal HIV/AIDS treatment.

By Stephanie Wolcott | 2 | Feb. 3, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sonia Ospina, PhD, is faculty director of the Research Center for Leadership in Action at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Nonprofit Management

US-China Relations: Leadership Lessons on Confrontation and Dialogue from Nonprofits

Investing in leadership development represents a prerequisite to a new US foreign policy that is more in accord with today’s unstable and volatile times.

By Sonia M. Ospina | Feb. 1, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Stephanie Wolcott is social responsibility director for the Alcoa Foundation in New York City and serves as content contributor to KIN Global at the Kellogg School of Management.

Socially Responsible Business

If the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, They Have a Head Start in Cambodia

A Cambodian restaurant trains former street youth for jobs in the hospitality industry.

By Stephanie Wolcott | 3 | Jan. 27, 2011
 
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Microfinance

Dark Skies After All

A look at several troubling developments in microfinance.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Jan. 26, 2011