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Global Issues

Marcia: A Global Citizen Year Story

A portrait of woman facing poverty and injustice in the developing world.

By Annie Plotkin | 4 | Jan. 18, 2012

Global Issues

At the Heart of Innovation, Failure and Trust

A report from the first-ever Intersection Event.

By Jenifer Morgan | 1 | Jan. 18, 2012
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Nonprofit Management

United Way’s William Aramony and What We Missed

The nonprofit sector could have learned from Aramony’s experience.

By John Brothers | Jan. 17, 2012
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Individual Giving

Shaking Up the Long Tail

Donors who use cell phones to make donations do more than give, they talk about it.

By Lucy Bernholz | Jan. 13, 2012

Technology & Design

Mobile Money to Deliver Cash Aid: Believe the Hype?

Research suggests that mobile distribution had some tangible benefits for recipients of aid, but they also carried costs that could exceed those of traditional physical and voucher-based transfers.



Expand Your Nonprofit’s Mission Through Co-Location

There are some great mission advantages to sharing space with other organizations.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Jan. 11, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

True Leadership Means Wrestling Away the Steering Wheel

We need social change leaders who are ready to tackle systems that perpetuate injustice.

By Rich Tafel | 7 | Jan. 10, 2012
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Social Entrepreneurship

In Search of a New Model for Government-Social Enterprise Collaboration

Conflict between social enterprises and government comes down to a simple matter of market overlap.

By K Sree Kumar | 4 | Jan. 6, 2012

Technology & Design

SSIR’s New Website Is Here

The redesigned website was inspired and guided by feedback from readers.

By Jenifer Morgan | Jan. 5, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Thoughts on Reluctant Entrepreneurship

What’s unique to the Entrepreneurial Generation isn’t just that we are entrepreneurs; it’s why we’re entrepreneurs.

By Danny Alexander | 12 | Jan. 5, 2012