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Nonprofit Management

Government Nonprofit Policy—How Much More Can the Sector Take?

Now there is a focus on nonprofit executive pay at the state level. Government has routinely picked battles with the nonprofit sector.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 6, 2011


Mexico’s Businesses Cooperation: a Global Model for Health Care Innovation

Workplace wellness councils are emerging as one of the most powerful leaders in reducing health care costs and improving health.

By Rich Tafel | 1 | Oct. 5, 2011

Nonprofit Management

“Oops, I Failed Again”

Face-to-face conversations among CEOs reminds and reassures them that that failure is, in fact, the norm and does not preclude success.

By Aaron Hurst | 7 | Oct. 4, 2011


An Open Source Approach to Medical Research

An interview with Stephen Friend about using using open source to encourage collaboration and share health information.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | 1 | Oct. 3, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Three Nonprofit Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

For one client, four successive poor hires for one mid-level position had profound consequences on its scorecard.

By Curtis Chang | 3 | Sep. 29, 2011

Technology & Design

Worth a Look: Digital Content Tool makes it easy to share the things you're reading, talking about, and interested in without adding a whole new platform to your daily work.

By Amy Sample Ward | 4 | Sep. 28, 2011
SSIR blogger Salvatore LaSpada is the chief executive of Institute for Philanthropy, where he directs The Philanthropy Workshop. The Philanthropy Workshop is a strategic philanthropy training and networking program for ultra- and high-net worth individual


To Spend Out, or Not To Spend Out? What Every Foundation Should Ask Itself

An analysis of the perspectives and value of the debate of whether foundations should spend out.

By Salvatore LaSpada | Sep. 27, 2011

Technology & Design

Scaling Social Impact by Giving Away Value

An interview with Village Telco Founder Stephen Song about applying open source technology to social change.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | Sep. 26, 2011


There’s No Free Lunch: Public Health Crisis and Re-Imagining the School Cafeteria

The problem of unhealthy cafeteria food in public schools, how it contributes to obesity in America, and measures we can take to stop it.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 5 | Sep. 23, 2011

Global Issues

Sixteen Days, Eight Cities, One Question

Solving social challenges requires working with people to develop the ideas that will enable them to live the lives they want.