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Tag: Altruism


Understanding why people behave unselfishly


Online Giving

Scrooge’s Revenge: More on Giving Tuesday

Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012


The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Giving Tuesday

The effort to make giving public and start a “giving season” won’t materially affect giving in any positive way.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Nov. 26, 2012

Civil Society

The Tricky Business of Cultural Change

If real, radical cultural change is a goal of the Clinton Global Initiative, then real rich people are part of the problem and fundamental to the solution.

By Courtney E. Martin | Oct. 2, 2012

Economic Development

Personal Attention Reduces Poverty

By Phuong Ly | 4 | May. 16, 2012


Three Steps to More Informed Giving

What we in the philanthropic sector can do to increase informed giving by donors?

By Bob Ottenhoff & Greg Ulrich | 2 | Mar. 19, 2012


Ephemeral Perpetuity? Transforming Endowments Into Annuities

Funders who insist that organizations build endowments dilute those organizations’ efforts to raise annual operating funds.

By Michael Wilkerson | Mar. 8, 2012


Golfing Alone

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Feb. 15, 2012
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 19, 2011


Ethical Philanthropy

Reviewed By Chip Pitts | 2 | Aug. 9, 2011


The Emotions of Aid

By Jessica Ruvinsky | 3 | Jul. 27, 2011