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Investigating organizations and the people who run them

 
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Philanthropy

Dump the Prizes

Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.

By Kevin Starr | 40 | Aug. 22, 2013
 

Civil Society

The Snowden Effect: An Opportunity?

Pro-privacy activists and others have a chance to reinvent the conversation about security and privacy in the digital age.

By Marcia Stepanek | 4 | Aug. 8, 2013
 

Technology & Design

What John Doerr Can Do for Women in Design

Overlooking the unique and invaluable role of women as design leaders is bad for business and for all of us.

By John Cary | 5 | Jul. 9, 2013
 

Health

What Can Africa Do for Obama?

We should not overlook innovations in the subcontinent that could be transformative in the United States.

By Michael Murphy & Alan Ricks | Jul. 3, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley Won’t Save the World, but…

Development professionals can learn from Silicon Valley aid efforts, and create more effective and transformative change around the world.

By Ned Breslin | 4 | Jul. 2, 2013
 

Civil Society

If a Nonprofit Falls in the Forest …

When it comes to the social sector, mainstream media is silent.

By Susan Danish | 4 | Jun. 20, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond Sexy

Let’s start telling social entrepreneurial aspirants the truth and get those who support the field financially to acknowledge that staying power and relationship-building are ineluctable partners to innovation. Part two of a series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Jun. 19, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Between the Quick Exit and the Long Sojourn

Social entrepreneurs have to get out there and do the work, with enough staying power to make a real impact. Part one of a two-part series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 12 | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Human Rights

Can Charity Make Big Brother Benevolent?

What would Hari Seldon think of big data?

By Peter Manzo | 4 | Jun. 12, 2013
 
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Board Governance

A Better IRS Code

One simple change to the IRS code would ensure that nonprofits assemble diverse boards that truly represent the organizations’ owners: the community.

By Aaron Hurst | 9 | Jun. 7, 2013