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Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Technology & Design

Q&A with MASS Co-founder Michael Murphy

A new generation of architects and designers are raising expectations for the public interest design movement.

By Courtney E. Martin | Feb. 7, 2012
 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Thrun on the Udacity Model

A follow up to the recent post "Some Questions About Udacity."

By Rob Reich | 2 | Feb. 1, 2012
 
Margaret Hagan SSIR Makmende Community Security Initiative

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 2

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

By Margaret Hagan | Jan. 31, 2012
 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Some Questions About Udacity

Artificial intelligence professor Sebastian Thrun quits Stanford to create a for-profit online university.

By Rob Reich | 3 | Jan. 25, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Data for Promotion, Engagement, and Reporting

The more we share our data with each other inside and outside of our organizations, the more data-driven we can be in our work collectively.

By Amy Sample Ward | 5 | Jan. 25, 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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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.

 

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
 

Philanthropy

ReCoding Good: Part 1

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 Lucy Bernholz | Dec. 19, 2011