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Social Capital Markets: What Are the Most Important Signs of Progress?

What are the most important signs of progress in social capital markets in the last 10 years?

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Sep. 15, 2010

Economic Development

Questions to Address Youth Unemployment

We need to spur fresh thinking in this field even as we test and evaluate diverse approaches that promote youth economic empowerment in developing countries.

By Reeta Roy | Sep. 14, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

Forums for Intellectual Nutrition

Self-awareness and recognition of bias may be the first steps to broadening horizons, but few organizations are truly cross-functional, socially, as well as economically diverse.

By Scott E. Hartley | 2 | Sep. 13, 2010
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What Folding Table Organizations Can Teach Corporate America

What corporate groups can learn from nonprofits.

By John Brothers | 1 | Sep. 10, 2010

Technology & Design

Be Human: Temporary versus Permanent Networks

The power of networks and engaging them across platforms.

By Amy Sample Ward | 4 | Sep. 3, 2010


Unitus, We Stand; Divide Us, We Fall

An external agency should review the circumstances surrounding the Unitus decision to terminate its 10-year commitment to microfinance.

By Jonathan C. Lewis | 4 | Sep. 2, 2010

Technology & Design

Am I a (4) Square?

What are the benefits of social media in the social change space?

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Sep. 2, 2010
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.


An Appraising Stare Down the Gift Horse’s Gullet

Self-governing societies can’t operate on noblesse oblige, and societies that do aren’t truly self-governing.

By Kelly Kleiman | Aug. 31, 2010


Nonprofit Institute Haiku Contest

Stanford Social Innovation Review readers share haiku poems about nonprofits.

By Rachel Heredia | 1 | Aug. 30, 2010


Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Data Visualization

For nonprofits working on social change, data and data visualization are extremely valuable.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Aug. 30, 2010