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Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 1

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Clare Corthell Bennett | Nov. 9, 2011
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Civil Society

Afghanistan: Update from Sakena Yacoobi

Afghan Institute of Learning Founder Sakena Yacoobi helps women and children through teacher training and health education.

By Regina Ridley | 1 | Nov. 8, 2011
SSIR blogger Richard Tait is a principal at The Mission Driven Innovation Group.


The Importance of Earned Income in Your Funding Model

While earned income currently may not play a big role in your funding picture today, it’s well worth exploring.

By Richard Tait | 1 | Nov. 7, 2011


Funding Collaboration

The Catalyst Fund’s Manager, Peter Kramer, explains the fund’s goal and application process for nonprofit collaborations.

By Jean Butzen | 9 | Nov. 3, 2011


Ode to Representative Democracy: The Power of Factions Still Matters

It is still necessary today to protect against the power of factions; it is vital this critical aspect of American democracy is restored.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 6 | Nov. 3, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Justice Begins within the Social Entrepreneur Organization

Social change organizations should focus on creating a just organizational culture for themselves before bringing about global justice.

By Rich Tafel | 15 | Nov. 2, 2011
SSIR blogger James Vineburgh is director of research and marketing at Converge Consulting. Social Innovation


Higher Education Fundraising Redefined

A national study of alumni explores attitudes, motivations, and behavior associated with giving.

By James Vineburgh | Nov. 1, 2011
SSIR blogger Scott Sherman has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at numerous universities, including Yale, Princeton, NYU, and Johns Hopkins.


Teaching the Key Skills of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

What if we taught the key mindsets and skill sets that help make successful social entrepreneurs?

By Scott Sherman | 9 | Oct. 31, 2011
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

Individual Giving

Beyond the “Will not!” “Will so!” of Tax Reform

Campbell and Co. sponsored a study to determine the impact of increased marginal tax rates and a cap on the charitable-giving deduction on giving.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Oct. 28, 2011

Measuring Social Impact

What Can Philanthropy Learn from Moneyball?

In order to succeed, philanthropies, like baseball teams, must rely on both objective and subjective analysis.

By Paul Connolly | 2 | Oct. 27, 2011