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SSIR Articles: Government

Published: 2018-04-23T16:30:00+00:00


Innovative Infrastructure


Many cities are adapting in the face of climate change.

Reducing Health Disparities in Atlanta


A coalition of organizations is improving the health of low-income communities.

Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning (Blog)


Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game (Blog)


To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

Good Show


Presenting content with a social message is the focus of a recently launched movie-streaming company.

Beyond Diplomacy


Civil society organizations are dramatically changing how countries bring an end to violent political conflict.

Unpacking the Impact in Impact Investing


A longer version of "When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?" from the Fall 2013 Up for Debate feature.

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?


It is possible for impact investors to achieve social impact along with market rate returns, but it's not easy to do.

Fight for the Future


The nonprofit Fight for Peace uses boxing to create a dialogue with hard-to-reach urban youth.

Survey: Can Management Consulting Help Tiny Firms Grow? (Blog)


Predict the results of two recent development studies, conducted by IPA, one of the world's leading poverty research organizations.

Will the FCC’s Digital Literacy Corps become a 21st Century Peace Corps? Maybe. (Blog)


Will this Digital Literacy Corps be a 21st Century Peace Corps?

Don’t Occupy Wall Street—Transform It (Blog)


It’s time for a new generation of social change leaders to move beyond occupying Wall Street to transform it.

Public Good Politics


Philanthropy in America: A History by Olivier Zunz

Governing Innovation


New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity tests new antipoverty programs from the mayor’s office.

Ode to Representative Democracy: The Power of Factions Still Matters (Blog)


It is still necessary today to protect against the power of factions; it is vital this critical aspect of American democracy is restored.

Higher Education Fundraising Redefined (Blog)


A national study of alumni explores attitudes, motivations, and behavior associated with giving.

Beyond the “Will not!” “Will so!” of Tax Reform (Blog)


Campbell and Co. sponsored a study to determine the impact of increased marginal tax rates and a cap on the charitable-giving deduction on giving.

PopTech: A Conference to Break Cynics (Blog)


PopTech, the annual three-day meeting of innovators and do-gooders is a cynicism breaker.

Philanthropy as Infrastructure? (Blog)


As a society, we should not encourage the replacement of public responsibilities by private philanthropy.

An Innovative and Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Model (Blog)


AID for Africa’s model seems like a smart way to bring nonprofits together where they can leverage their combined presence.

Using Collective Impact to End Homelessness (Blog)


If a community wants to achieve something breathtaking, getting the right sectors to the table is a great place to start.

Social Innovation, Evolving to Law (Blog)


California's social venture legislation is part of a broader evolution of social innovation.

Government Nonprofit Policy—How Much More Can the Sector Take? (Blog)


Now there is a focus on nonprofit executive pay at the state level. Government has routinely picked battles with the nonprofit sector.

$1.3 Trillion in Broken Federal Spending (Blog)


The Sunlight Foundation's report assessing federal spending gives US taxpayers a decent, and troubling, view of a system that does not function well.

An Opportunity to Bolster Development Through Tax Collection (Blog)


Tax revenue allows governments to provide the services and public goods their citizens need; however citizens don't always pay their fair share. Why?

Effective Partnerships


How local governments and nonprofits can work together for large-scale community change.

Foreign Assistance: Time for a Change (Blog)


There is a disturbing American presumption that it can develop other societies through the export of Americans overseas.

In Defense of Public Education (Blog)


The discretionary spending bucket is the easiest place for conservatives and liberals to find a palliative for the nation's maxed-out deficit headache.

If We Could Build the Nonprofit Sector from Scratch, What Would It Look Like? (Blog)


Last year I had the opportunity of working with an NGO effort in Trinidad and Tobago to launch an organization that would build the capacity of NGOs.

Yearning to Breathe Free: No Immigration Reform Hurts Opportunity for All (Blog)


The anti-immigrant trend line is deeply damaging to social innovation, social justice, and civil society.

Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery (Blog)


Health care needs large-scale innovation that introduces higher-quality, lower-cost providers through a system that's mobile, digital, and efficient.

Collapse of an Iconic Social Enterprise (Blog)


The ShoreBank saga provides important lessons for people who believe that for-profit institutions can be used for social change.

The New Abnormal (Blog)


"The New Abnormal" best describes the current economic and political condition of our nation.

Government 2.0


Thanks to Todd Park, a federal agency has discovered that health care organizations can think more like nimble startups than like lumbering giants.

From the Field: Indigenous Environmentalists Strive to Reforest Indonesia (Blog)


In Indonesia, the issue of customary land rights is in debate.

How Can Business and Government Work Together to Save a Life? (Blog)


A cross sector-partnership between IBM and the Cross River government is saving lives of mothers and children across Nigeria.

“Quality Control in K-12 Digital Learning”: A Stimulating, Quality Read (Blog)


A review of the Fordham Institute's paper "Quality Control in K-12 Digital Learning: Three (Imperfect) Approaches."

Wisconsin Says No to Money for Nonprofits (Blog)


Governor Walker's ideology requires that people who need assistance seek private charity and that private charity be deprived of the means of assisting them.

Cuomo Orders Review of Nonprofit Compensation (Blog)


What needs to be under public scrutiny is the entire range of unfettered discretion in spending that some nonprofit executives—and their boards—exercise.

We Should Expect Good Giving To Be Hard (Blog)


Great giving opportunities are few and far between; I believe in urging them to give to only the very best charities.