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SSIR Now! Feb 22, 2018
By Tana Ganeva

North Carolina’s Project Lazarus has brought harm-reduction principles to Appalachia. Although its practices saw immediate impact and have saved lives, the opioid crisis continues to claim victims in the region and beyond. Read More

By Ella Saltmarshe

We need to develop new processes of collective storytelling across sectors to navigate turbulent times and foster systems change. Read More

By Fiona Kanagasingam

Civic engagement efforts in the United States are becoming a renewed priority for nonprofits, but they can seem like a strain. Human-centered design can help. Read More

By Doug Hattaway & Kyle Schnoebelen

Three questions that can help nonprofits determine whether its time to refresh their brand.
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By Gary White & Matt Damon

Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions. Read More

By Liz Luckett

Small data can transform opportunities and quality of life for underserved communities, and help address the biases of big data.
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Register now and join experts from Stanford Graduate School of Business on strategic concepts that truly matter for nonprofits. Get a critical understanding of how concepts that emerge from business strategy can and should inform the work of social sector organizations. Read More

Join the Stanford for an intensive workshop to help you design more human-centered, strategic, and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. You will learn how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social systems projects. Also check out an on-demand webinar-workshop on similar topic. Read More

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