Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 4, Number 3
By focusing so much attention on the social entrepreneur we fail to recognize the thousands of others who are crafting solutions to pressing problems.
Funders are calling for more program evaluation, but nonprofits are often collecting dubious data, at great cost to themselves and ultimately to the people they serve.
Consumers say they want to buy green products but they don't always follow through. There are, however, strategies corporations can take to increase sales of sustainable goods.
Too often, individuals make decisions about how much money to donate to charitable causes on an ad hoc basis. As a result, many people give less money than they can actually afford.
Field Report (formerly What Works)
Organic Exchange uses its global network to promote environmentally friendly fibers.
The San Francisco Recycling Center gussies up the globe with recycled paint.
How the Union Bank of California attracts lower-income people to traditional banking.
How a German nonprofit is repurposing sex workers’ skills.
The Rainforest Action Network launched a consumer boycott of several Mitsubishi companies, leading to significant changes in the way the firm and many of its partners do business.
Viewpoint (formerly First Person)
A guide for nonprofits.
What gets lost when donors follow their own hearts instead of recipients’ needs.
Socially responsible brands that merge with multinationals may be abandoning their principles
Why the most religious societies have the most volunteers.
An HIV organization in Botswana provides lessons in cooperation.
Larger social service organizations may result in less innovation.
The most generous societies in the world are also the most punishing.
How donors should think about nonprofit efficiency.
Innovative plays are good for all theaters, but lucrative for only a few.
Books (formerly Reviews)
Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Organizational Success Through Deep Diversity and Gender Equality
California’s secretary of education tackles the nation’s largest school system.
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