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SSIR Now! Sep 20, 2018
By Liam Kerr & John Griffin

Proponents of charter school expansion in Massachusetts thought that a ballot initiative was the obvious bet. They were wrong. Read More

By Kim Ogden, Sridhar Prasad & Roger Thompson

An international roster of donors has dispersed billions of dollars since 2000 to address social issues targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Their efforts highlight four ways that big bets can achieve big social change. Read More

By M. Amedeo Tumolillo & Eden Stiffman

At SSIR's 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute, civil society leaders shared insight and inspiration for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion during an era when divisiveness runs through much of the public discourse. Read More

By Amy Yee

StrongMinds looks to break the cycle of depression for women in Uganda and beyond. Read More

By Jerry Davis

As technology morphs businesses, markets, and economies, we must reimagine how we educate future managers—the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals provide a North Star. Part of our Reforming Management Education series. Read More

By Lisbeth B. Schorr

Andrew Leigh’s Randomistas: How radical researchers are changing our world celebrates the triumphs of RCTs. Read More

By Madeleine Clarke & John Healy

Funders and others can better support the involvement of those who use social services in service design and implementation. And by doing so, they can generate more meaningful, systems-level impact. Read More

By Jasper van Brakel

A look at three business structures that let social enterprises scale without sacrificing purpose. Read More

Join us for this thought-provoking conversation about how giving and receiving feedback can open up new possibilities for growth and impact. Read More

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Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Global Engagement Forum: Live 2018 brings together leaders from across sectors to work on urgent problems within the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Over the course of two days, participants co-create solutions and commit to action.


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