SSIR@PND

Through an agreement with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

Social Innovation From the Inside Out

Social Innovation From the Inside Out

Tana Paddock, Warren Nilsson  |  January 29, 2014

In the latest article of our SSIR@PND series, Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock describe how organizations can use the practice of "inscaping" to develop their capacity for sustained social innovation, and why the key to changing the world may have less to do with understanding far-flung stakeholders than with connecting to the person who sits at the desk right next to you....

Beyond Diplomacy

Beyond Diplomacy

Derek Brown  |  December 30, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Peace Appeal Foundation executive director Derek Brown suggests that the true power of civil society organizations in conflict-prone nations lies in their ability to support the indigenization of the peacemaking process....

Filling Out the Middle

Filling Out the Middle

Brandon Keim  |  November 11, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, freelance journalist Brandon Keim explains how the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)and others are helping the "missing middle" -- small and growing businesses in developing countries -- define and enhance their role in emerging markets....

When Good Is Not Good Enough

Amy Celep, Bill Shore, Darell Hammond  |  October 30, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the leaders of Share Our Strength and KaBOOM! offer direct-service nonprofits a page from their book as they describe the evolution of their organizations from initial idealism to focused changemakers, and identify four common and critical barriers organizations face to achieving transformational change....

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?

Kelly Born, Paul Brest  |  September 14, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest and Hewlett Fellow Kelly Born consider takeaways from a field scan conducted for the Copenagen Climate Change Conference and urge other funders preparing to launch a new initiative to devote resources to understanding context and develop a framework for funding first....

Diversity and Generosity

Corinna Wu  |  July 31, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, science journalist Corinna Wu shares highlights from University of Minnesota research that ties social role and change theory to patterns of giving in the workplace....

Stop Funding Duplicative Projects

Christine Sherry  |  June 24, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, philanthropic advisor Christine Sherry illustrates how field scans can be used by individual funders to avoid duplicating the efforts of others...

Toward an Open-Solution Society

J. Gregory Dees  |  May 16, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the founding faculty director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business explains how scrutiny and strategic scaling are essential to social entrepreneurship success....

Out of London and New York

Manju Mary George  |  April 23, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the co-founder of consulting and investment banking firm Intellecorp urges the champions of impact investing to "go local" and cultivate social entrepreneurs in the remote regions of the globe where they are most needed and can make the biggest difference....

The Nonprofits of 2025

Helmut Anheier  |  March 7, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the dean of Hertie School of Governance in Berlin considers four possible scenarios for how the vital role the nonprofit sector plays in society will evolve, along with changes in the business and government sectors....

The Strategic Plan Is Dead. Long Live Strategy.

Dana O'Donovan, Noah Rimland Flower  |  January 23, 2013

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the Monitor Institute's COO and director of knowledge management describe how the military-style strategic planning adopted by most organizations in the wake of World War II is giving way to a more adaptive approach attuned to the realities of the 21st century....

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media

Denise Keyes, Julie Dixon  |  December 22, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the directors of Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication share the results from a nationwide research project on the impact social media is having on donor engagement....

Entrepreneurial Education

Nelson Phillips, Paul Tracey, Thomas Lawrence  |  November 28, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, three academic researchers review a special issue of Academy of Management Learning and Education that looks at the educational implications of social entrepreneurship and social innovation for business schools and other educational institutions....

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail

Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair  |  October 31, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair consider why social sector organizations should take a more carefully considered approach toward the process of innovation....

Life Bonds - Linking Returns to Life Outcomes

Jamie Attard  |  September 27, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Jamie Attard defines a proposed new social investment tool and describes how it could assist the least developed countries, in a symbiotic relationship with supply-sided development....

Path to a New Africa

Patrick Awuah  |  August 30, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana describes why changing the mindset of young Africans in college today is essential to improving the continent's future....

What's Sex Got to Do with It?

Kavita Ramdas  |  July 23, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the executive director of Stanford University's Ripples to Waves: Program on Social Entrepreneurship describes the urgency for, and conflicts against, sex education for all girls across the globe....

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal

Cheryl Dorsey, John Walker, Julie Battilana, Matthew Lee  |  June 20, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, researchers from the Harvard Business School and Echoing Green share results from the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs and provide case studies of initiatives that were built on a blend of nonprofit and for-profit organizational models....