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SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.


Global Health Corps

A look a the Global Health Corps program.

By Jenna Nicholas | Oct. 4, 2010

Global Issues

Upping the Ante: a Report from the Clinton Global Initiative

In its sixth year, GGI is no longer just a former President’s bid to stay relevant.

By Marcia Stepanek | Oct. 1, 2010


Kids Can’t Wait

Are we still committed to providing a world-class public education for all our children?

By Peter Manzo | 4 | Sep. 30, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


Deviant Philanthropy

It is well worth our time to explore the potential of deviant ideas to positively impact the practices of our field.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Sep. 28, 2010

Corporate Philanthropy

Collaborating To Achieve Scaled Impact

How we facilitate collaboration influences breakthroughs in innovation and scale.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Sep. 23, 2010
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.

Nonprofit Management

Be Careful What You Wish For

Words of advice to nonprofits transitioning leadership.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Sep. 20, 2010


Concrete Ways for the US to Move “Beyond the Line” When It Measures Poverty

What would it take to implement “next-generation” poverty measures in the United States?

By Shawn Fremstad | Sep. 17, 2010

Economic Development

Digging for Ponies

Two years after the spectacular failure in the financial markets, it’s getting even more difficult to look on the bright side.

By Peter Manzo | Sep. 16, 2010


Social Capital Markets: What Are the Most Important Signs of Progress?

What are the most important signs of progress in social capital markets in the last 10 years?

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Sep. 15, 2010

Economic Development

Questions to Address Youth Unemployment

We need to spur fresh thinking in this field even as we test and evaluate diverse approaches that promote youth economic empowerment in developing countries.

By Reeta Roy | Sep. 14, 2010