Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 7, Number 2
Social networking tools reveal that there is an intricate web of relationships between business and environmentalists, which if developed could benefit the environmental movement.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Voluntary carbon offsets allow people to invest in projects that allegedly counteract their greenhouse gas emissions. But can voluntary offsets help slow global warming? Or are offsets a way for consumers to buy their way out of bad feelings?
The idea that social entrepreneurs create something called social value—good works that go above and beyond what traditional entrepreneurs and businesses deliver—is a dearly held tenet of the social change movement. But what exactly is social value, and how do social entrepreneurs go about creating it?
Books (formerly Reviews)
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallotta
Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy by Paul Brest and Hal Harvey
By 1998, thousands of people had contracted HIV and hepatitis C from Canada’s tainted blood supply. To restore the supply and the public’s trust, the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada created a new organization, Canadian Blood Services. Despite the public health tragedy that it inherited, Canadian Blood Services rebuilt Canadians’ faith in the nation’s blood supply by infusing transparency into its structure, culture, and operations.
To propel young folks to the polls, a political organization mixed Web 2.0 tools with social science savvy.
While boards sat in silence, executives milked American University and the Smithsonian.
Our economy is in bad shape and will only get worse. So what can fundraisers do to minimize the impact of this difficult period on our organizations, and at the same time maximize income?
Skoll and Sundance hope documentary films prove powerful in making social change.
LeapFrog Investments will bring better insurance to more of the world's poor.
A free, open-source software package lets health care workers in developing countries better fight disease.
Pepsi's free CSR: enrolling more than 27,000 of its U.S. employees in the Wireless AMBER Alert Program.
Racism may have played a role in the government's delayed response to Katrina.
Nonprofit lender Root Capital connects rural farmers and artisans with the corporations that crave their products.
Starting on the right terms fosters the trust necessary for partners to work together over the long haul.
A new Web site shows voters who like-minded peers, organizations, and opinion leaders support.
Many philanthropists refrain from online giving.
Research finds that men in busy jobs are the most likely to donate their time to volunteer.
New leaders are initially given special license to shake things up.
New research estimates the value of the services provided by faith-based organizations.
Research shows that men may be more effective than woman at utilizing microfinance investments.
How foundations can best support social innovators.
Poor children can watch rich children's better school classes on TV.
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