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SSIR Now! May 19, 2016

The latest issue features articles on data for impact, nonprofit overhead funding, prize philanthropy, the transformation of the Girl Scouts, and much more! Read the entire issue online now. Read More

By Jim Fruchterman

How nonprofits and social businesses can use data to inform decision-making and evaluate performance. Read More

Produced in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this special supplement examines how program-related investments—loans, equity stakes, and guarantees—can complement traditional philanthropic grant making. Articles include:

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By Jackie Mahendra

One way to make risk-taking more palatable for social change organizations is to run small, light, nimble experiments––tests not built to win wars, but rather to quickly infiltrate new territory, attack new problems, and inform future tactics. Read More

By Karl Zinsmeister

Critics have argued that charitable giving isn’t focused enough on the poor, isn’t sufficient to make a difference, is undemocratic, and more, but research—and history—show otherwise. Read More

By Ivy So & Alina S. Capanyola

A systematic look at leading impact investors’ wide array of impact measurement practices—and how best to combine them. Read More

By Carter Roberts & Steve Ertel

How World Wildlife Fund helped organize a global clarion call to stop wildlife crime. Part of the SSIR series, The Case for Communications. Read More

This upcoming three-part webinar series created in partnership with The Communications Network will detail the three core components of strategic communications: developing a strategic plan, creating a winning campaign, and storytelling for impact. Part of the SSIR series, The Case for Communications. Read More

By Gary Painter

A range of strategies and tools can help people in poor neighborhoods make the economic, political, and social connections they need for success. Read More

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