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SSIR Now! Oct 16, 2014
By Dean Karlan

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services. Read More

By John Kania, Fay Hanleybrown, & Jennifer Splansky Juster

To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens. Read More

By Nicole L. Dubbs & Kerry Anne McGeary

Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective. Read More

By Alicia Seiger

By investing in clean energy, impact investors can become a powerful force for fighting climate change. Read More

By Heather Yandow

A recent study reveals opportunities for small nonprofits to strengthen individual donor contributions. Read More

By Caroline Fiennes

C&A Foundation’s candid reporting paves the way for better development. Read More

By Ryan Honeyman

A look at the progress of the B Corporation movement to date. Read More

This conference on October 29, hosted by the Shared Value Initiative, FSG, and SSIR, will bring together business, education, and nonprofit leaders eager to explore new models to help address the world's educational needs. Read More

Coming Soon! Three-Part Webinar Series: Core Components for Driving Greater Impact

This special three-part series will be moderated by Alexa Cortes Culwell. Mark your calendar—Registration opens soon!

  • Theories of Change: October 30
  • Performance Metrics: November 6
  • Business Models: November 13

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The deadline to apply for the 2015 offering of the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship is November 3. Stanford MBA faculty will help you refine your mission, address challenges, and broaden your impact. ​Submit your application today.


On November 20, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, ranked 6th nationwide, offers an information session on its innovative Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree. Learn more about advancing your skills and RSVP for November 20.


Join leaders and innovators from nonprofits, foundations, and corporations for an experience you’ll never forget. At the Independent Sector National Conference, we’ll inspire new ideas, examine ways to increase impact, and create opportunities for new collaborations. Register today!

Join this public event at Stanford University to learn how social sector organizations can make innovation more productive. Learn more and register here.

SSIR is looking for a new publishing director with the creativity, energy, leadership, and skills to help take the media group to the next level. Search for job number 64340 on the Stanford Careers website to learn more and apply.