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Philanthropy

ReCoding Good: Part 4

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Rob Reich & Lucy Bernholz | Apr. 6, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Leveling the Playing Field

US Federal subsidies encourage waste and incentivize unsustainable business practices.

By Jeffrey Hollender | 3 | Apr. 5, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Mobile Operators: White Knights of Financial Inclusion?

Two issues are dogging existing mobile money systems: excessive system downtime and lack of interconnection.

By Ignacio Mas | Apr. 3, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Five Levers for Social Change: Part 5

Practical Advice Series: Five basic “levers,” or strategies, to help businesses or nonprofits achieve social change.

By Aaron Hurst | 5 | Apr. 2, 2012
 
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Tension and Possibility: The New Dynamics of Change

Reflections on Ashoka’s Change Nation event in Dublin.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 16 | Mar. 30, 2012
 
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Foundations

Existing Forever Versus Doing Some Good

Philanthropists need to organize their giving so that it ends within a reasonable time after their death.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Mar. 29, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 3

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Nan Zhang | Mar. 28, 2012
 
SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Economic Development

ANDE: Riding the Entrepreneurial Wave

The growth of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs reflects the rising tide of entrepreneurial support.

By Randall Kempner | Mar. 27, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Five Levers of Social Change: Part 4

Practical Advice Series: Five basic “levers,” or strategies, to help businesses or nonprofits achieve social change.

By Aaron Hurst | 5 | Mar. 26, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Shared Space Strategies: An Interview with China Brotsky

Q&A with a visionary leader in the national shared spaces movement.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Mar. 23, 2012