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One Nonprofit Closure: The Missed Merger Opportunity

If you believe you are headed toward a merger, start the process sooner rather than later.

By Jean Butzen | Mar. 22, 2011
SSIR blogger David Simpson is the co-founder and president of GoldMail and is on the board of Aim High.


Funding for Education—the Perils of “Guidelines du Jour”

The work of charities in almost all circumstances requires focused effort over a substantial period of time.

By David Simpson | 1 | Mar. 21, 2011
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

“L3C” Spells “Caveat Emptor”

The notion of L3Cs is that they’re a vehicle for doing well by doing good and therefore an improvement over the typical nonprofit structure.

By Kelly Kleiman | 8 | Mar. 18, 2011
SSIR blogger Rahim Kanani is founder and editor-in-chief of World Affairs Commentary.

SSIR Managing Editor Featured on Huffington Post

Excerpt of a discussion with Eric Nee, manager of Stanford Social Innovation Review.

By Rahim Kanani | 2 | Mar. 17, 2011
SSIR blogger Reeta Roy is president and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation.

Creativity in Action

To answer many of the social welfare and public health problems of today it takes creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Mar. 16, 2011

Slacktivism, the Gateway to Change?

Two points of Slacktivism: 1) organizations create and endorse the level to which people take action 2) “slacker activism” is a gateway to lasting change.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Mar. 14, 2011
Jenifer Morgan is the digital editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Star Pitchers

Twelve new social enterprise ventures ran onto the social innovation field at the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference.

SSIR blogger Matt Daggett is an associate partner, director of Dalberg’s Washington, D.C. office, and co-leader of Dalberg’s mobile/ICT group.

Mobile Money in Haiti: A New Support for Disaster Relief and Development Programs

New mobile-based payment systems may offer a more affordable, and faster alternative to distributing cash to countries such as Haiti.

By Matt Daggett | 2 | Mar. 9, 2011
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director

Social Innovation Fund Moves Swiftly Forward Despite Funding Threat

Takeaways from an interview with SIF Director Paul Carttar after his keynote panel discussion at the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference this past weekend.

By Regina Ridley | Mar. 8, 2011

Qaddafi Son’s Thesis on Civil Society

The second son of the former Libyan president wrote a dissertation entitled “The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization of Global Governance Institutions: ..."

By Tamara Straus | 1 | Mar. 2, 2011