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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

Economic Development

Youth Voices in the Global Economy

Engaged youth on the global stage—a report from the G-20 Summit and MY SUMMIT.

By Reeta Roy | 3 | Jun. 24, 2010
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Nine Tips to Better Nonprofit Pricing

Nine pricing tips that simultaneously generate higher revenues and growth.

By Rafi Mohammed | 1 | Jun. 23, 2010

Technology & Design

Using the Internet to Scale

A look at how KaBOOM! has used the Internet to disseminate its model, empowering local communities to self-organize to build their own playgrounds.

By Heather McLeod Grant | Jun. 15, 2010

Technology & Design

Information Overload, Action Deficit

Real change only occurs when people, and the institutions we collectively form, restructure to make better use of new technology.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 3 | Jun. 13, 2010


It’s Not about Apple—It’s About Community

How are your tools defining the way you can work or the way you can engage with your community?

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Jun. 11, 2010

Connectivity for Youth

“Digital citizenship” and connectivity are opening up new avenues to tap into the creativity, inventiveness and enterprise of youth to create educational and economic opportunities.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Jun. 11, 2010

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