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Nonprofit Management

When the Rhythm Changes, So Must the Dance

Why careful listening is important to starting and scaling positive social change.

By Molly Melching | 4 | May. 20, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Scrutinizing ONE’s “Secret Sauce” for Global Social Change

How a global NGO has fought extreme poverty using a formula that mixes pragmatic incrementalism and practical idealism with pop culture.

By Jamie Drummond | 1 | May. 16, 2014
 

Economic Development

Making Cash Pay Off

By Brandon Keim | May. 14, 2014
 

Business

Microinsurance: Scaling Through Peer Learning

Insurers in Peru and South Africa are learning from each other how to reach low-income clients and help break the cycle of poverty.

By Craig Churchill & Alice Merry | May. 8, 2014
 

Civil Society

The Promise of Mandatory Community Service

How a little-known tradition that helped rebuild Rwanda could help the rest of us.

By Ann Lovell | 7 | May. 7, 2014
 

Human Rights

Design Thinking for Accountability

A new community justice system in Liberia emerges from a design-thinking approach.

By Blair Glencorse | 6 | Apr. 28, 2014
 

Technology & Design

The Challenge of Scaling Digitally

The role of emerging technologies in traditionally “high-touch” development organizations—insights from BRAC’s recent Frugal Innovation Forum.

By Maria A. May | 1 | Apr. 18, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Foundations

Reflection Through Narrative

How international organizations gain insight, innovation, and internal alignment through story.

 
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Philanthropy

GiveThoughtfully: It Depends on Your Point of View

Bringing a discussion of cash transfers in for a landing.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | Mar. 28, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Broadening the Aperture of Measurement

What research can and does tell us about unconditional cash transfers.

By Jeremy Shapiro & Johannes Haushofer | 1 | Mar. 26, 2014