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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise and Job Creation in Uganda and Nigeria

Opportunity Collaboration is a four-day convening in Mexico focused on global poverty alleviation.

By Regina Ridley | 3 | Oct. 21, 2011
 

Education

Students Partner for World Change

Apprenticeship opportunities are few and far between in the highly competitive and ever-developing field of social innovation.

By Todd Manwaring | Oct. 21, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

An Idea That Spreads: Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

It is critical that high-performing organizations learn how to tell authentic stories about their impact.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 3 | Oct. 20, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 19, 2011
 
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Philanthropy

Philanthropy as Infrastructure?

As a society, we should not encourage the replacement of public responsibilities by private philanthropy.

By Lucy Bernholz | 2 | Oct. 19, 2011
 
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Nonprofit Management

Five Investments You Can Skip

The nonprofit sector wastes an insane amount of time implementing best practices that have painfully low return on investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 11 | Oct. 19, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Nonprofits

An Innovative and Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Model

AID for Africa’s model seems like a smart way to bring nonprofits together where they can leverage their combined presence.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 18, 2011
 
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Nonprofits

What the New Facebook Changes Mean for Nonprofits

Use of Facebook (or any other social media platform) should be guided by a larger strategy with goals that further your organization's mission.

By Amy Sample Ward | Oct. 18, 2011
 
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

Fundraising

Social Media: Four Reasons Why Donors Should Take The Leap

Many donors have also realized that social media can help them become significantly more effective in pursuit of their philanthropic goals.

By Salvatore LaSpada | 1 | Oct. 17, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Global Issues

What Are You Doing on World Poverty Eradication Day?

At Opportunity Collaboration, funders find ventures to support or invest in, and social enterprises find new funders and partners.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 17, 2011