Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 3, Number 4
The road to philanthropy is paved with good intentions to aid the poor and disadvantaged. In “A Failure of Philanthropy,” Rob Reich questions whether the laws governing tax-deductible donations truly serve the needy or actually reward the wealthy. Even more worrisome is his next concern from the winter 2005 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Would Americans Make Charitable Donations Without Tax Incentives?”
Sidebar to "Reversing Burnout:" a return to fairness revitalizes a workforce.
Sidebar to "Rethinking Self-Esteem:" tough love can be the best lesson.
Sidebar to "A Failure of Philanthropy:" donors may give the same once the tax law dust settles.
Sidebar to "Reversing Burnout:" when working a crisis, put your own oxygen mask on first.
Sidebar to "Rethinking Self-Esteem:" self-esteem should be coupled with self-control.
From the archives: American charity shortchanges the poor, and public policy is partly to blame.
How to rekindle your passion for your work.
Why nonprofits should stop pushing self-esteem and start endorsing self-control.
Converting corporate waste into classroom tools.
A video game teaches children about famines and how to stop them.
How an insurance company helps its workers support their local fire departments.
How a community foundation uses proxy voting to advance its mission.
Environmental lawyers around the world join forces via E-LAW.
How one nonprofit uses an NFL team’s celebrity to improve poor children’s eyesight - and life chances.
Sidebar to "Research Rules:" some tips for picking your public's brain –– cheaply.
Why nonprofits should do their homework before communicating with the public.
A formerly homeless man tells what he most wanted for Christmas when he was on the streets.
Donor fatigue is ultimately rooted in givers' own reluctance to invest in the future.
Why winning foundations' special awards is difficult, and how it can be made easier.
How supervisors exhaust their workers by constraining their emotions.
Nonprofits do not use -- and often don't want -- for-profit marketing techniques.
How failing to speak up leads nonprofit boards to persist with mislaid plans.
Why states' nonprofit regulation rules may not be just unnecessary, but also unwise.
Why nonprofit auctions are inefficient, and how they can raise more money.
Volunteers and young people are among several overlooked source of funds.
Rudeness, sarcasm, and disrespect undermine employee productivity.
How an African-American banker is rebuilding her community.
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