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SSIR Now! Sep 21, 2017
By Laura Callanan

Impact investors have ignored the arts and culture sector, at the expense of the communities they seek to help. Read More

This series elevates the stories of communities that are breaking down structural barriers to expand college access, enhance the financial well-being of families, and help youth build pathways to careers. Read the first article here. Read More

By Julie Battilana & Marissa Kimsey

A framework for understanding the roles you can play in a movement for social change. Read More

By Kathleen Kelly Janus

Why the process of creating a theory of change matters, and a five-step guide to success. Read More

By Eden Stiffman

A reading list of our favorite articles on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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By Kristine Wong

The new annual Inventor’s Challenge prompts children to develop their creative problem-solving skills by building something to address a problem in their community. Read More

By Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere & Anh Nguyen

Improving learning outcomes in India requires that funders and social purpose organizations shift to working on the entire educational ecosystem rather than focused interventions. Part of the Impact India. Read More

By Heather Grady

Investors need to better educate themselves about the local context in which their funds are deployed.
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Join this SSIR Live! webinar on October 11 and take advantage of a set of diagnostic and practical tools to build innovation capacity in your organization. Read More

Sign up for a two-part video series, “The Network Leader” to learn the four principles of effective network leadership. It examines the mindset shift that leaders must undergo to tackle problems within networks.  Read More

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From Our Partners


Taught by Stanford MBA faculty, February 4-9, 2018, the program's curriculum will combine business and leadership concepts, integrate conceptual knowledge based on participants' own experiences, and offer the opportunity to build relationships with other social entrepreneurs! Apply by November 1. 


The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is recruiting two new endowed chairs (open rank): The Melvin Simon Chair in Philanthropy (open field) and The Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy. Join us to blaze new trails, advance knowledge, and develop useful understandings of philanthropy. Learn more!


Nominations open: Grinnell College recognizes change-makers working on the cutting-edge of social innovation; leaders creating solutions to pressing social justice issues; visionaries tackling immediate and systemic challenges; and mentors inspiring the next generation of social innovators. No Grinnell affiliation required. Nominate by October 9.