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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Summer Slide

Innovative ideas for preventing summer learning loss in children might benefit nonprofits too.

By John Brothers | 1 | Aug. 9, 2010

Technology & Design

Context Deficit Disorder

Do we know what we're talking about when we use the term privacy?

By Marcia Stepanek | Aug. 6, 2010


Natural Capital:  A New Force in Strategic Planning

The concept of natural capital is catching on with strategic planners, enhancing both corporate sustainability and bottom lines.

By Serita Cox & Robert Searle | Aug. 5, 2010


Can Stakeholder Reviews by Beneficiaries Bring New Perspectives to Philanthropy?

The philanthropic community might access the “constituent’s voice” through user reviews of nonprofit organizations written by clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

By Perla Ni | 2 | Aug. 5, 2010

Technology & Design

SocialSquared: Productive Gaming on Facebook

SocialSquared games, if done well, could be tremendously powerful.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Aug. 4, 2010

Technology & Design

Global Tools for Going Local

Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Aug. 3, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

Lagging Imperialists in Social Entrepreneurship and How to Avoid Them

We need more good examples and fewer good intentions in social entrepreneurship and humanitarian design.

By Timothy Ogden | 5 | Aug. 2, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

Net Impact vs. The Hub: Do Game Mechanics Work for Voluntarism?

Game mechanics will mature, and volunteer programs will adopt them to enhance their programs.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 1 | Jul. 30, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

REDF Leverages First Social Innovation Fund Grant

A look at what’s promising and fresh about the Social Innovation Fund.

By Carla Javits | 2 | Jul. 29, 2010


Can the Secondary Education Gap Be Closed?

Africa is failing to meet the demand for secondary education, which is fueled by the region’s rising youth population.

By Reeta Roy | Jul. 29, 2010