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Water, Microfinance, and Innovation

Although the market demand exists, there have not been sustainable ways to finance basic water needs. That is, until introduced WaterCredit in South Asia.

By Reeta Roy | 3 | Nov. 12, 2010


3 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Your First Nonprofit Job for at Least a Year

If you do a great job and make the most of your network of peers and colleagues, you’ll be well on your way to creating a successful nonprofit career path.

By Rosetta Thurman | 4 | Nov. 10, 2010
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Urban Development

Transforming Cities

Archaic ideas and the fundamental restructuring taking place in our economy, makes business as usual unacceptable.

By Ben Hecht | Nov. 9, 2010


Citizens United and New Rules for Nonprofits

The most important issue for the social sector in the United States in 2011 will be the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

By Lucy Bernholtz | Nov. 9, 2010
SSIR blogger David Simpson is the co-founder and president of GoldMail and is on the board of Aim High.


New Media: Hype vs. Real World Success

If you shut out the clamor and look dispassionately at the communication hurdles that confront you, it’s not at all clear that new media is delivering on its promise.

By David A. Simpson | 2 | Nov. 5, 2010
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An Uneven Partnership

Will Tuesday’s election change government’s relationship to the nonprofit sector?

By John Brothers | 1 | Nov. 4, 2010

Technology & Design

Exploring Failure

Failure and its upside—a report from the 2010 PopTech conference.

By Marcia Stepanek | Nov. 3, 2010


Influence Without Authority?

Focusing on other people is something that comes naturally to many nonprofit practitioners. What’s harder for us is asking for help when we need it.

By Jenka Soderberg | 2 | Nov. 2, 2010

Nonprofit Management

Straight Talk in Mixed Company

A plea for across-the-aisle conversations about overhead.

By Ann Goggins Gregory | 3 | Nov. 1, 2010

Nonprofit Management

Volunteer Bill of Rights

A call for openness and innovation between organizations and volunteers.

By Perla Ni | 2 | Oct. 29, 2010