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How the Fast Food Industry Can Fight Obesity

Studies show that a majority of Americans know they are eating too much and actually wish to lose weight. So why isn’t the industry doing more to address this issue?

By Halle Tecco | 2 | Apr. 28, 2010


Al Gore Calls on Foundations to Align Mission and Strategy

The current economic crisis is the result of a huge misalignment of short term, personal benefits and long term sustainability.

By Perla Ni | 1 | Apr. 26, 2010


How the Now Generation of Leaders Can Change Philanthropy

"One thing I don’t want to see is young people come in and accept things as they are.”—Bill Somerville, president of the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

By Rosetta Thurman | Apr. 26, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

Playing Baseball with Tennis Rackets: What’s Not Being Included in Our Collaborative Meetings

Nonprofits need to share information and resources.

By John Brothers | 1 | Apr. 23, 2010

Skoll Climate Change Panel Discusses Successes and Failures of Copenhagen

Top-down political accords versus bottom-up action—a discussion of climate change at Skoll World Forum.

By Grace Augustine | Apr. 23, 2010


Turning the Tides: The Future of Environmentally Conscious Social Innovation

A report from the global environment conference Turning the Tide.

By Shane Moise | Apr. 22, 2010


Skoll Award Recipients Focus on Ecosystem Services Market

Three of the seven recipients of this year’s awards were from the field of ecosystem services and avoided deforestation.

By Grace Augustine | Apr. 21, 2010


Rebuilding Haiti with Microfinance (Video)

Partnership brings greater social impact. This post features a video.

By Reeta Roy | Apr. 20, 2010
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


Social Innovation Fund Names Director

A conversation with Paul Carttar.

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