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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


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


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


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


Ethically Challenged?

Does the nonprofit sector represens an untapped opportunity to leverage social media for social good among young people?

By Marcia Stepanek | 3 | Oct. 5, 2010
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.


Global Health Corps

A look a the Global Health Corps program.

By Jenna Nicholas | Oct. 4, 2010

Global Issues

Upping the Ante: a Report from the Clinton Global Initiative

In its sixth year, GGI is no longer just a former President’s bid to stay relevant.

By Marcia Stepanek | Oct. 1, 2010


Kids Can’t Wait

Are we still committed to providing a world-class public education for all our children?

By Peter Manzo | 4 | Sep. 30, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


Deviant Philanthropy

It is well worth our time to explore the potential of deviant ideas to positively impact the practices of our field.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Sep. 28, 2010