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Civil Society

Innovating at the Speed of Communities

When it comes to innovation in civil society, there is nothing that can match the speed and ingenuity of communities that come together to make a change, develop a tool, or feed a need.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Feb. 10, 2011

Technology & Design

Exploring Failure

Failure and its upside—a report from the 2010 PopTech conference.

By Marcia Stepanek | Nov. 3, 2010


Influence Without Authority?

Focusing on other people is something that comes naturally to many nonprofit practitioners. What’s harder for us is asking for help when we need it.

By Jenka Soderberg | 2 | Nov. 2, 2010

Economic Development

Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

How do we promote bottom-up entrepreneurship in emerging economies?

By Reeta Roy | Oct. 28, 2010


A Sobering Assessment of Microfinance’s Impact

At a conference last week of leaders in microfinance, attendees focused on the nitty-gritty of the social impact of microlending, and the results of the discussions were both sobering and startling.

By Tamara Straus | 11 | Oct. 27, 2010

Technology & Design

Machine Politics

The information systems we're building are starting to get better at taking input from crowds and using it to help us mine data for what we will most likely want or need.

By Marcia Stepanek | Oct. 26, 2010
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A Look at “I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works” by Nick Bilton

Insight into the malleability of data, and the need for stories and filters, are as relevant to those in philanthropy as they are to car salesmen, reporters, film makers, and fiction writers.

By Lucy Bernholtz | 1 | Oct. 21, 2010


A Toolbox for Change: the Social Capital Markets Conference

Instead of the profit/nonprofit distinction, individuals should ask themselves: Who is the target beneficiary and what are the best products/services that can be provided?

By Perla Ni | 3 | Oct. 15, 2010


Tipping Point for A National Movement for ECE Shared Services

The Shared Services business model has something to offer small nonprofits that need to maintain their independence and community linkages.

By Jean Butzen | 2 | Oct. 7, 2010
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.


Global Health Corps

A look a the Global Health Corps program.

By Jenna Nicholas | Oct. 4, 2010