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SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll 2011 Interviews: Daniel Franklin and Mark Kramer

There was an extraordinary amount of positivity, optimism, and collaboration at SWF. I interviewed two people who particularly believe in the power of collaboration.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 12, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Cristi Hegranes is an award-winning journalist and international journalism trainer as well as the founder and Executive Director of Global Press Institute (GPI).

Fundraising

Four Steps to a New Online Fundraising Strategy

In four steps Global Press Institute was able to revamp the online giving culture and more than triple the number of monthly online donations.

By Cristi Hegranes | 2 | Apr. 11, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll 2011 Interview: John Marks

Interview with John Marks, founder of Search for Common Ground, a nonprofit conflict-resolution organization, and head of Common Ground Productions

By Jenna Nicholas | 1 | Apr. 8, 2011
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Impact Market Failure

It comes down to this: We’re all operating in a dysfunctional market for impact.

By Kevin Starr | 16 | Apr. 7, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Tessie Guillermo is president and CEO of ZeroDivide.

Philanthropy

Tears for Tech

Response to the fact that a majority of surveyed funders devoted 10 percent or less to tech-related grants and activities.

By Tessie Guillermo | 1 | Apr. 7, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Microfinance

Skoll 2011 Interview: Susan Davis and Rumee Ali of BRAC

Exciting announcement revealed at the Skoll World Forum: BRAC and MasterCard Foundation announced a $45 million partnership.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 6, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Andy Mercy is an avid mountaineer, and founder and CEO of AngelPoints.

Socially Responsible Business

Empowering Employees to Lead the Way to Sustainability

It's time for every company to join the journey towards greater corporate responsibility.

By Andy Mercy | 2 | Apr. 5, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll World Forum: Large Scale Social Change

The eighth year of the Skoll World Forum showed incredible dedication to accelerating entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 4, 2011
 
SSIR blogger David Simpson is the co-founder and president of GoldMail and is on the board of Aim High.

Most Messages Fail. Send Ones That Work.

Many nonprofits send out scores of “updates” and other messages that are really just thinly disguised pitches for money.

By David A. Simpson | Apr. 1, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Diana Jue is working toward her Master of City Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning as a member of the International Development Group. social entrepreneurship

Technology & Design

From the Lab to the Land: Disseminating Technologies for the Poor

Collaboration across sectors supports the scaling up of product dissemination and an organizations’ goals of improving the lives of low-income citizens.

By Diana Jue | Mar. 31, 2011