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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Socially Responsible Business

Radical Transparency Will Change the World

A new counterbalance to corporate power is developing.

By Regina Ridley | 6 | Apr. 20, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Government

Social Innovation Fund Names Director

A conversation with Paul Carttar.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Apr. 20, 2010
 
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Global Issues

TEDxVolcano: Stranded in London

Highlights from a spontaneous social cause forum.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010
 
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Five People You Should Be Following on Twitter

A list of social innovators worth watching.

By Rosetta Thurman | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010
 
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Fundraising

Professional Altruism Is Harder than It Looks

Foundation program officers—a case for empathy.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010
 
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.

Asking the Right Questions

A report on a talk by Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

By Jenna Nicholas | 1 | Apr. 16, 2010
 
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Foundations

Fairness, Justice, and the Social Sector

A new report suggests that no matter how narrow a foundation’s (or by extension, a nonprofit’s) mission, it should creatively serve a broad base of beneficiaries and not exclude the poor or minorities.

By Perla Ni | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Voices from the Skoll World Forum

A report from the opening plenary at the Skoll World Forum, featuring Paul Farmer.

By Grace Augustine | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Microfinance

Reinforcing Resilience, Rebuilding Haiti

Calling on the resilience and creativity of the Haitian people will speed Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

The Information Age Goes Old School

Is the digital divide a thing of the past?

By Peter Manzo | Apr. 14, 2010