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SSIR Now! Aug 27, 2015
By Eric Nee

An introduction to the fall 2015 issue. Read More

By Chip Giller & Katharine Wroth

Leaders at one nonprofit media outlet are advancing a conversation about how best to develop meaningful metrics for journalistic work. Part of a Measuring Media Impact package in the fall 2015 issue. Read More

By Anya Schiffrin & Ethan Zuckerman

Two scholars analyze an array of current approaches to gauging whether and how news organizations make a difference in the world. Part of a Measuring Media Impact package in the fall 2015 issue. Read More

By Nihal Shrinath & Allison Plyer

The 21st century needs to harness the power of water, and the battered coastal city of New Orleans may just have the goods to do it. Read More

By Panthea Lee

We must better understand user-centered design’s limitations—not just its strengths—in the context of international development. And we must adapt it from its original uses designing commercial products to solving for social good. Read More

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach

The millennial generation cares about the state of the world and wants to get involved—so why do so few boards have young members? Read More

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf

Growth and scale aren't the same thing. Here's what you need to know if you're serious about getting to scale. Read More

The Nonprofit Management Institute is two weeks away! Register now to attend "Building Resiliency: Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society" at Stanford University. Read More

Many funders use overhead as a proxy for efficiency, a dangerous myth that leads nonprofits to skimp on essential functions. Learn how to combat this myth and communicate your organization's true costs at this SSIR Live! webinar on September 3. Read More

The social sector's increasing focus on performance-driven frameworks can make it difficult for direct-service organizations to measure their impact. Learn strategies for measuring and communicating the value of frontline work at this SSIR Live! webinar on September 23. Read More

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Applications are due November 2 for the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship, February 7-12, which features curricula tailored to the needs and challenges faced by social entrepreneurs. Stanford MBA faculty will help you refine your mission, address challenges, and broaden your impact. Learn more. 


SGTF seeks a dynamic, strategic director to provide business management for the organization. Includes oversight of day-to-day operations and designing team-focused structures, processes, and accountabilities that align with strategy to enable staff to work efficiently. Learn more here.


This October in Miami, the 2015 Independent Sector conference—Embark—won’t just be a unique meeting of bright minds. It will be a rare opportunity where the outcomes can be truly transformative for the entire charitable sector. Register today.


This year’s premier convening of social entrepreneurs will take place in Denver, September 16-18. Join hundreds of other leaders in social enterprise to deepen your understanding of key trends, successful strategies, and best practices for developing and growing your social enterprise. Register here!

SOCAP15 will convene leading impact investors, entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good October 6-9 in San Francisco. SOCAP15 includes more than 300 changemakers, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and thought leaders as speakers and panelists. View the announcement!