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Funding Collaboration

The Catalyst Fund’s Manager, Peter Kramer, explains the fund’s goal and application process for nonprofit collaborations.

By Jean Butzen | 9 | Nov. 3, 2011


An Open Source Approach to Medical Research

An interview with Stephen Friend about using using open source to encourage collaboration and share health information.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | 1 | Oct. 3, 2011

Technology & Design

Scaling Social Impact by Giving Away Value

An interview with Village Telco Founder Stephen Song about applying open source technology to social change.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | Sep. 26, 2011


How Simon Greer Became a Lover, Not a Fighter

An interview with Simon Greer before starting as president of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

By Aaron Hurst | Sep. 8, 2011


Knight Foundation CEO on Social Transformation and the Bottom Line

An interview with Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

By Aaron Hurst | Aug. 23, 2011


A New Source for Funding Nonprofit Mergers and Collaborations

A look into the merger of Lodestar Foundation and Sea Change Capital Partners to examine what defines "sensible collaboriation" between nonprofits.

By Jean Butzen | 4 | Aug. 8, 2011


Surdna CEO on Philanthropic Isolation

An interview with Phillip Henderson about the challenges he faces as the president of the Surdna Foundation.

By Aaron Hurst | 6 | Jul. 22, 2011
SSIR blogger Rahim Kanani is founder and editor-in-chief of World Affairs Commentary.


Dr. Madhav Chavan

An interview with Dr. Madhav Chavan, CEO of Pratham, a nonprofit that provides quality education to underprivileged children of India.

By Rahim Kanani | Jun. 10, 2011
SSIR blogger Rahim Kanani is founder and editor-in-chief of World Affairs Commentary.

Impact Investing

Between Innovation and Development

An interview with Aleem Walji, practice manager for innovation at the World Bank Institute.

By Rahim Kanani | May. 11, 2011
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll 2011 Interviews: Rod Schwartz, Lars Johansen, and Biju Mohandas

Interview with Rod Schwartz, founder of ClearlySo, a company that helps entrepreneurs with raising capital, team building, product sales, and financial management.

By Jenna Nicholas | Apr. 15, 2011