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Social Entrepreneurship

What Exactly Is Social Entrepreneurship in America?

Whether there is a profit motive or not, the notion that business has a role to play in addressing societal issues is at the heart of today’s discourse on social entrepreneurship.

By Ruth Shapiro | 2 | Jun. 10, 2010

Technology & Design

The New Digital Divide

New levels of data-filtering, along with the growth of social networks that aggregate like-minded souls, are threatening civic engagement—and other assertions made at the Personal Democracy Forum.

By Marcia Stepanek | 5 | Jun. 4, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

The Future of Leadership Development

Leadership must be more inclusive, networked, and collective.

By Claire Reinelt | 21 | Jun. 1, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

There’s a Hole in the Budget, Dear Board Chair, Dear Board Chair…

An anthem to the problems many struggling nonprofits face.

By John Brothers | 5 | May. 28, 2010

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