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Understanding why people are poor and innovative ways to alleviate poverty

 
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.

Asking the Right Questions

A report on a talk by Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

By Jenna Nicholas | 1 | Apr. 16, 2010
 
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Foundations

Fairness, Justice, and the Social Sector

A new report suggests that no matter how narrow a foundation’s (or by extension, a nonprofit’s) mission, it should creatively serve a broad base of beneficiaries and not exclude the poor or minorities.

By Perla Ni | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Voices from the Skoll World Forum

A report from the opening plenary at the Skoll World Forum, featuring Paul Farmer.

By Grace Augustine | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Microfinance

Reinforcing Resilience, Rebuilding Haiti

Calling on the resilience and creativity of the Haitian people will speed Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery.

By Reeta Roy | 1 | Apr. 15, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

The Information Age Goes Old School

Is the digital divide a thing of the past?

By Peter Manzo | Apr. 14, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

The Heartache of the Failed Hail Mary

A look at how nonprofits can improve organizational capacity in order to more effectively implement long-lasting social change.

By John Brothers | 1 | Apr. 9, 2010
 
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Economic Development

Listening to African Youth

Effective social change stems from listening to African youth, confronting the realities of poverty from their perspectives and on their terms.

By Reeta Roy | 8 | Apr. 1, 2010
 
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Economic Development

Giving Girls a Real Start

Savings and loan associations run entirely by youth represent an innovation in helping them learn to save, manage money and develop new skills.

By Reeta Roy | Mar. 18, 2010
 
THE SPIRIT LEVEL:
Why Greater Equality
Makes Societies
Stronger
Richard Wilkinson
& Kate Pickett

Civil Society

Inequality Makes Us Anxious

THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
Reviewed By David B. Grusky | 3 | Feb. 24, 2010
 
LOOKING FOR
THE LIGHT: The
Hidden Life and Art
of Marion Post
Wolcott
Paul Hendrickson

Arts

Bearing Witness

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott by Paul Hendrickson
Reviewed By Bill Shore | Feb. 24, 2010