It’s worth remembering that communities have the power to take away philanthropy’s social license to operate.
Design Thinking Innovations in solution-based design techniques that address social problems
We protect nature. We learn from nature. But we are not collaborating with nature to solve the greatest challenges a human generation has ever faced.
Making effective use of the creative power of design requires engaging entire organizations—from leadership to the front lines.
A group of diverse funders, business leaders, and practitioners are looking to quantify the potential of social design—the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems—to improve lives.
The social sector needs to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs and services.
A growing number of organizations are experimenting with ways to embed learning in everyday encounters as a way to connect with hard-to-reach youth and adults.
Universities play a critical role in producing social impact leaders committed to the public good and prepared to confront the challenges of an uncertain world.
Iterative design methods are essential to development work—even (or especially) in regions marked by war and violence.
A closer look at what characterizes an innovation lab can help practitioners, funders, and scholars better understand what labs’ potential and limits might be, as well as better assess the social impact that comes out of the them.
The 100Kin10 effort to increase the number of STEM teachers in America’s classrooms offers insights into an emerging model for social change.
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.
Both human-centered and systems-thinking methods fit within an effective design approach, and can work in conjunction to address social challenges.
Wicked Problems explores characteristics of and approaches to today's most complex social issues.
SSIR is pleased to announce a new series that provides hands-on, implementable game plans on various “critical functions” for leaders of nonprofit organizations. This three-part series consists of three 90-minute sessions (April 11, 18, & 25, 2018). These sessions will explore donor-centric fundraising, ways to improve board relationships, and strategies for more effective measurements and analysis.Access this webinar