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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Civil Society

Communities Can Set the Course for Lasting Change

Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.

By Ann Austin | Jul. 3, 2015
 

Health

Time to Return to the Whole

Only by finding a new narrative that embraces the whole, rather than the parts, can we build the health-creating systems we need.

By Jamie Harvie | Jul. 2, 2015
 

Civil Society

Reconnecting Youth in America’s Cities

A new report examines the relationship between place and race, and disconnected youth in the United States.

 

Nonprofit Management

Using Brands for Impact

Social sector brands are more than logos on annual reports; they are tools to drive impact.

By Grant Tudor | 2 | Jul. 1, 2015
 
SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Business

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change

Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?

By Randall Kempner & Kate McElligott | 1 | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Foundations

Making the Money Work

How funders can best support place-based initiatives.

By Anthony B. Iton | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Global Issues

Overcoming Corruption in Emerging Markets

Lessons from two Nigerian firms and how nonprofits can help.

 

Education

The Missing Link in Girls’ Education

Building resilience can improve girls’ health and education faster and more effectively, but it’s a missing component of nearly all global development efforts to improve girls’ outcomes.

By Steve Leventhal | 5 | Jun. 29, 2015
 

New Business Growth in the Era of Collaboration

A new partnership model is poised to take advantage of under-the-radar, new markets that business-as-usual may overlook.

By Mark Esposito & Terence Tse | 1 | Jun. 26, 2015
 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.