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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Sector Needs More Buffalo

We need to face the challenges in our communities head-on and charge right through the fear and uncertainty for the greater good.

By Rosetta Thurman | May. 28, 2010

Economic Development

New Frontiers of Financial Inclusion in Africa

Will mobile telephones become the new super highway to connect the poor to the financial grid?

By Reeta Roy | 1 | May. 26, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


The Rise of Evidence-Based Grantmaking

We are in the midst of a revolution in philanthropy.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 2 | May. 18, 2010


Four Ways to Create a Successful Nonprofit Career Path

A few ideas to consider if you’re trying to figure out how to create your own path.

By Rosetta Thurman | May. 17, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

Danny Lopez: A Profile in Third Sector Grit

Engaging with and empowering students to live above the influence of drugs and alcohol.

By John Brothers | 1 | May. 14, 2010

Technology & Design

Micro-multinationals Rising

Small, Web-wired start-ups that are using social media to find, then recruit, the best new talent from around the globe and leverage it for immediate innovation, impact, and sustainability.

By Marcia Stepanek | May. 14, 2010


Shared Services Alliances: Part 1

Creating back office alliances—an interview with John Weiser, a principal with the nonprofit technical assistance organization Opportunities Exchange.

By Jean Butzen | May. 12, 2010


Why Personal Branding Is the Most Effective Career Tool for Young Professionals

Why it’s important for young professionals to consider personal branding an essential part of their professional development.

By Rosetta Thurman | 1 | May. 11, 2010


11 Reasons Why New College Grads Should Pursue Nonprofit Careers

For those interested in social innovation but who aren't sure what they want to do next.

By Rosetta Thurman | May. 10, 2010

Technology & Design

How Our Tools Define “Community”

Many of the tools in the social technology for social impact sector require us to operate a traditional hierarchy and distribution of responsibility, instead of distributing responsibility, and developing in an agile, organic way.

By Amy Sample Ward | May. 7, 2010