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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Individual Giving

Subtle Nudges for Greater Good

A look at a variety of tactics for galvanizing individuals to give.

By Alana Conner | 1 | Mar. 8, 2010

Nonprofit Management

The Normative Problem with the Term ‘Next Generation’ Leaders

The ‘next generation’ moniker gives young people the sense that they have to wait before they can lead. But youth can be 'now generation' leaders.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Mar. 8, 2010

Nonprofit Management

Give Permission to Peer Influence

By using permission and peer influence in the correct way, nonprofits and other leaders can grow and empower their communities.

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Mar. 5, 2010


Third Sector Grit

From stories of "firmness of mind" to "unyielding courage," Third Sector Grit is the driving—but often unrecognized—force behind many nonprofits.

By John Brothers | 1 | Mar. 4, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

The Right Measures

A new resource for measuring where the greatest need exists offers nonprofits and social entrepreneurs an idea of where to focus their collective goals.

By Peter Manzo | Mar. 3, 2010

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Giving Needs Better Metrics

A new report on corporate philanthropy stresses the need for new reporting metrics among companies in order to make their full impact and value known.

By Todd Cohen | 2 | Mar. 1, 2010

Technology & Design

Mobile: Increasingly on Call

Mobile technology has become increasingly crucial within the field of international development, for issues ranging from private equity in Africa to crisis response.

By Scott E. Hartley | Mar. 1, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


A Revolution in Foundation Transparency

With a mission to “bring transparency to the world of philanthropy” Glass Pockets offers reports on the transparency of large, well known foundations.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Feb. 28, 2010


Donor, Dearest

The philanthropic landscape continues to shift as donors are switching their alliances to for-profit causes.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 28, 2010


28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders: Benjamin Jealous

In honor of Black History Month, this blog will highlight 28 black nonprofit leaders who are working to make our world a better and more hopeful place for generations to come.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 22, 2010