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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday



Why We Love Social Media

Could findings from a study on oxytocin be applied to social media?

By Rosetta Thurman | 1 | Jul. 20, 2010


Collaborating on a Future Vision of the Philanthropic Ecosystem

Creating greater social impact throughout the philanthropic ecosystem—a report from a recent Markets for Giving workshop.

By Perla Ni | Jul. 16, 2010

Economic Development

The Agency of African Girls and Women

Women are contributing to Africa’s growth surge. We cannot afford to overlook their potential and agency.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Jul. 15, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

Every Nonprofit Deserves the Power of Information

What the nonprofit community and those that serve it can do to support the profound culture change that managing to outcomes requires.

By Mario Morino | Jul. 13, 2010

Technology & Design

Game Theory

Behavioral experts agree that so-called "games for good" can teach empathy to those who play them.

By Marcia Stepanek | Jul. 12, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

Future Corporate HR Line: “Non-Profit Executives Strongly Urged to Apply”

Nonprofit CEO’s can bring a bright and potentially effective array of skills to a corporation.

By John Brothers | 4 | Jul. 9, 2010

Shared Services Alliances: Part 2

A look at nonprofit back-office integrations, or Shared Service Alliances.

By Jean Butzen | 2 | Jul. 8, 2010


New Florida Legislation: A Slap in the Face to Nonprofit Diversity Advocates

The philanthropic community has no public opposition to a new, ill-advised piece of legislation.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Jul. 1, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


The Meaning of the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge

The importance of this news is not the actual money that many billionaires are likely to pledge, but the cultural ramifications of the campaign.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Jun. 29, 2010
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A “Cocoon” Movement for the Nonprofit Sector

Can We “Brimley” Longer-Serving Nonprofits?

By John Brothers | 4 | Jun. 25, 2010