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Social Entrepreneurship

Doing Less, Better

The real competitive advantage of social enterprise, compared to traditional charities isn’t revenue generation—it’s the ability to focus on fewer things.

By Dave Algoso | Jul. 31, 2015
 

Nonprofits

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits

Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.

By Allison Gauss | 9 | Jul. 29, 2015
 
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Nonprofits

Why the Social Sector Needs the Scientific Method

A flawed study on deworming children—and new studies that expose its errors—reveal why activists and philanthropists alike need safeguards.

By Caroline Fiennes | 4 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Foundations

Big and Fast Is Not Better

Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.

By Daniel Moss | Jul. 20, 2015
 

Global Issues

Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation

A look at why and how social innovation can catalyze solutions for local problems from within the community, rather than by importing ideas from the outside.

By Gabriel Seidman & Teresa Chahine | 1 | Jul. 14, 2015
 
SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Business

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change

Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?

By Randall Kempner & Kate McElligott | 6 | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Global Issues

Does the Development Sector Need Its Own WikiLeaks?

Could radical transparency in global development lead to better outcomes?

By Christian Seelos & Maria May | 6 | Jun. 24, 2015
 

Economic Development

A Broader Definition of Business

Business education should include lessons from market-based approaches to international development goals in developing countries.

 
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Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | 29 | Apr. 24, 2015
 

Energy

Why Energy Philanthropy Is High-Impact Philanthropy

Energy is central to many causes that funders care about, but it is one of the most underappreciated issues in 21st-century philanthropy.

By Rachel Pritzker & Mike Berkowitz | 4 | Apr. 17, 2015