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Investigating organizations and the people who run them

 

Business

Preserving the Meaning of Social Enterprise

Nonprofit and for-profit enterprises that prioritize social impact and financial sustainability need to band together and make the collective voice of social enterprise exponentially more powerful.

By Jim Schorr & Kevin Lynch | 4 | Sep. 14, 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
 

Socially Responsible Business

Another Look at “Carbon for Water” in Western Kenya

There needs to be more scrutiny around the use of the LifeStraw water filter and more debate about the validity of its carbon for water deal.

By Kevin Starr | 2 | Mar. 12, 2012
 
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Civil Society

A Platform Worth Spreading

Finger-wagging critics have missed the most provocative component of the TED empire.

By Courtney Martin | 3 | Mar. 9, 2012
 
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Civil Society

Diversity and the Komen-Planned Parenthood Debacle

An important lesson that no one is talking about but that we all need to learn.

By Rich Tafel | 8 | Feb. 14, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

The Billionaire vs. “Free-riding” Multimillionaires

Philanthropy is not sufficient and taxation is necessary.

By Kelly Kleiman | Jan. 19, 2012
 

Economic Development

Is Fair Good Enough?

As Fair Trade USA changes its certification standards, a tempest is brewing among those in the coffee industry who see technology and transparency as the means to lift farmers out of poverty.

By Glenn Parrish | Dec. 16, 2011
 
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Nonprofit Management

Government Nonprofit Policy—How Much More Can the Sector Take?

Now there is a focus on nonprofit executive pay at the state level. Government has routinely picked battles with the nonprofit sector.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 6, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

GOOD Buys Jumo, Seeks Social Connective Tissue

Jumo might just move from being a content platform for people who give a damn to an immersive experience.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Aug. 23, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

Government

Wisconsin Says No to Money for Nonprofits

Governor Walker's ideology requires that people who need assistance seek private charity and that private charity be deprived of the means of assisting them.

By Kelly Kleiman | 3 | Aug. 10, 2011