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Global Issues


Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health


Technology & Design

Nonprofits in the Age of the “New Citizen”

Good intentions abound in the civic and social technology movement—why are so few nonprofits participating?

By Sheetal Singh | 9 | Aug. 2, 2012


Social Enterprises and Growth: Lessons from the Microcredit Debate

Ambition to scale makes MFIs more financially driven.

By Ignacio Mas and David del Ser | 1 | Jul. 30, 2012


Exploring Philanthropy and Impact Investing in China

A look at best practices between the US and China, and reflections from a recent Phoenix Global Impact trip.

By Jenna Nicholas | Jul. 27, 2012
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Holding the Line Means Losing

Using quantified conservation for environmental gain.

By Joe Whitworth | Jul. 24, 2012


Giving Wisely When Time is of the Essence

The importance of a nonprofit’s impact when choosing where to donate, and the top high-impact organizations working in international emergency response.

By Erinn Andrews | Jul. 23, 2012

Technology & Design

Impact: The Lovechild of Innovation and Collaboration

The power of bringing people together—reflections on TechSoup Global Summit one year later.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 14 | Jul. 18, 2012

Technology & Design

You Can Has Memesez?

Three guidelines for any nonprofit looking to join an Internet meme.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Jul. 11, 2012

Technology & Design

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value

Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012

Technology & Design

Gaming with a Purpose

Serious games tap into the same culture of online friendship from social networking to fuel peer involvement and encourage collaboration around real-world challenges.

By William Brindley | Jul. 9, 2012

Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012