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SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Measuring Social Impact

Getting Results: Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

Nonprofits that want to actually make a difference need to track their activities in some way.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Jul. 26, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

Donna Hill: A Profile in Third Sector Grit

Blazing the trail for blind Americans to gain acceptance and opportunity.

By John Brothers | Jul. 23, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Minding the Gap

How do you inspire people, from your CEO to rural farmers to consumers, to change their ways to do good (or at least better) for society?

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Jul. 22, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Foundation and nonprofit leaders need to pay the same attention to increasing employment in the sector as they do to preserving the full deductibility of donations at the highest tax brackets.

By Pete Manzo | 2 | Jul. 21, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Why We Love Social Media

Could findings from a study on oxytocin be applied to social media?

By Rosetta Thurman | 1 | Jul. 20, 2010
 
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Philanthropy

Collaborating on a Future Vision of the Philanthropic Ecosystem

Creating greater social impact throughout the philanthropic ecosystem—a report from a recent Markets for Giving workshop.

By Perla Ni | Jul. 16, 2010
 
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Economic Development

The Agency of African Girls and Women

Women are contributing to Africa’s growth surge. We cannot afford to overlook their potential and agency.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Jul. 15, 2010
 

Measuring Social Impact

Every Nonprofit Deserves the Power of Information

What the nonprofit community and those that serve it can do to support the profound culture change that managing to outcomes requires.

By Mario Morino | Jul. 13, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

Game Theory

Behavioral experts agree that so-called "games for good" can teach empathy to those who play them.

By Marcia Stepanek | Jul. 12, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

Future Corporate HR Line: “Non-Profit Executives Strongly Urged to Apply”

Nonprofit CEO’s can bring a bright and potentially effective array of skills to a corporation.

By John Brothers | 4 | Jul. 9, 2010