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Environment

Forest Restoration for Fuel

By James Gaines

Supported by the nonprofit U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Restoration Fuels will turn wood scraps into a substitute for coal, potentially providing energy, jobs, and even environmental benefits.

Big Gift, Big Impact

By Andrew Youn & Matthew Forti

The cofounder and executive director of One Acre Fund and the managing director of One Acre Fund USA write about the role a big bet played in helping their organization expand its impact.

Organizational Development

Learn How to Start Your Own Social Enterprise or Improve the One You Already Have

Presented by Rob Ricigliano, Kevin Starr, Sara Olsen, Brij Kothari, and Jane Leu 12

This unique four-part, 360-minute SSIR Live! e-certification boot camp on social entrepreneurship is produced in conjunction with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and presented by expert practitioners and theoreticians, including: Rob Ricigliano, a systems and complexity coach at The Omidyar Group; Kevin Starr, managing director of Mulago Foundation; Sara Olsen, founder and CEO of SVT Group, and adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Brij Kothari, founder and president of BookBox and PlanetRead, and associate professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and Jane Leu, founder and CEO of Smarter Good, and lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Arts & Culture

Trust in Media is at an All-Time Low: What Nonprofits, Funders, & Organizations Can Do

Presented by David Askenazi, Jeffrey Jones, and Eugene Yi 4

This complimentary SSIR Live! webinar will explore the declining trust in media and its effect on organizations of all kinds – from nonprofits and foundations, to technology companies and government. Participants will learn how to counteract misinformation and drive solution-building with the help of data-driven approaches and research-driven tools.

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Organizational Development

How to Build Best-in-Class Executive Teams in the Nonprofit Sector

Presented by Libbie Landles-Cobb, Maria Kim, and Henry Barmeier 1

At most nonprofit organizations and foundations achieving breakthrough results is a team effort. Executive teams play a critical role in shaping organization-wide decisions and share responsibility for execution in order to achieve the organization’s goals. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert speakers will share practical approaches that nonprofit executive teams can implement to significantly improve their performance and effectiveness.

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Organizational Development

Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story

Presented by Ann Christiano and Annie Neimand 10

This unique two-part, 180-minute e-certification program offers you valuable training on effective communications strategy and methods for promoting your social cause. In the first session, “Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy,” we examine the best ways to transcend the interest of any one organization to achieve real and lasting change on a particular issue. In the second session, “The Science of Story Building,” we explore the research that tells us what makes one story more memorable, sharable, and inspiring than another. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on digital workshop that includes activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.

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