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Digital Gridlock: Could Social Entrepreneurship Help the Struggling Publishing World?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Fortunately, existing mobile technology in developing nations offers these countries the opportunity to 'leapfrog' the development of library infrastructure that could take decades, and reach users directly with e-books and other content.

Africa Is Not Hopeless

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ruzan Sarwar

Africa will never pull itself out of its economic abyss. Everyone in Africa lives in poverty. The kids are all malnourished. Malaria is ubiquitous and...

Donor Fatigue

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Some believe that donor fatigue is an inevitable consequence of long-term involvement with an arts organization, or other not-for-profit venture, and that these organizations must be prepared to replace their major donors regularly. I do not agree. I do not believe donor fatigue is inevitable.

Myanmar: Asia's Next Growth Story?

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

There will be countless challenges along the way, but if the country makes the right moves at the right times, and maintains its strong commitment to reforms, a more prosperous future undoubtedly awaits Myanmar's people.

Back to School

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

I am leading my non-profit organization Give Running full-time. Like the first day of school, it is intimidating but more so exhilarating.

My Very Secret Pleasure

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The goal of a strong fundraising effort is to determine what a specific donor wants during the cultivation process so that it can be offered when that donor is solicited.

Healing and Rehabilitation in Laos

Noam Schimmel | Posted 08.31.2012 | World
Noam Schimmel

The suffering, disability, and poverty that results from Laotian civilians being maimed by U.S. ordinance is massive and no amount of aid can bring back the individuals killed by these bombs, nor the quality of life for individuals who are now injured.

Strategic Innovation Secrets: What Technology Leaders Do Differently

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Like scrappy young startups such as Flipboard and Pinterest, success isn't solely rooted in online innovations and cutting-edge electronic advancements. It's also founded in basic management, marketing and strategic innovation principles that every entrepreneur can learn from.

Stop Acting Like an Adult

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

The group was certainly a hot shot bunch, but they didn't have PhDs. I don't even think many had their full set of adult teeth yet. It was a team of elementary school children. So what were these children doing right that had baffled a room full of advanced degrees?

Social Entrepreneurship Conferences 101: The Where and What

Daniela Papi | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Daniela Papi

There seem to be more conferences targeting social entrepreneurs than there were Olympic athletes. I'm fairly certain that, if you were so inclined, you could spend every week of the year at a different conference and have "networked" your way around the world.

Nonprofits and the Government: A Relationship Strained by Bureaucracy

Richard Buery | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Our country faces existential challenges, like rising income inequality, poor educational outcomes and long-term health costs. By rethinking how governments fund the agencies doing vital work, we can finally put the welfare of our citizens first.

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

What Peace Corps Taught Me About Managing People

Willy Volk | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Willy Volk

Simultaneously, and without knowing it, I learned many valuable lessons. When I started, I was a long-haired kid who couldn't manage his way out of a dim room. By the time I left, I had acquired a solar system of management training. Here's some of what I learned...

How Firstborns and Secondborns Compare

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

People have long been fascinated with birth order and how it shapes our lives; and recent research indicates that first- and secondborns do indeed see the world differently in ways that impact their motivation and likelihood of career and personal success.

Unrealistic Expectations

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

If board members are not helping to raise money from their friends and associates, they are not performing one of the central responsibilities of board membership. But for many arts organizations, there is a relatively quick fix to this problem.

Opportunities to Support Marginalised Groups in Thailand Must Be Seized

Matt Crook | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Matt Crook

As we near the 2015 target for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, there is a great need to ensure the rights of women and girls are at the forefront of the minds of everyone, from government to civil society.

7 Ways to Pick Up, Practice or Perfect a New Skill

Women & Co | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Here are seven of the best ways to pick up, practice or perfect a new skill and increase your visibility -- and network -- while doing it.

Nonprofit Paddle Boarding

Hayden Bixby | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

Nonprofit work is not significantly backed by public policy and relies entirely on the work of volunteers. The needs we're trying to address are enormous, and the people whose lives are most affected by our work are also those who live on the most precarious edges of our global society.

Do You Have Evolutionary Eyes?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

With evolutionary eyes, once and for all -- we can see what we can be: one great big humanity! This is life at its best, lest we create it, or lose the rest.

Unlocking Local Solutions to Better Health and Education

David de Ferranti | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Governance is so much more than just elections or the number of women or minorities in public office. It's about how much the public feels they're a part of the decision-making process.

Pastoralism: Good News From a Troubled Region of Africa

Ian Scoones | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Ian Scoones

A new book argues that the livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, much of it unrecorded, informal and often illegal, amounts to around $1 billion each year.

"Development" With Blinders at the World Bank

Jessica Evans | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Jessica Evans

Dr. Kim has the opportunity to set a new tone at the Word Bank by sending a firm message that the bank will not condone development by force, directly or indirectly.

Why it Matters That 15 Women in Rural Bangladesh Have Pictures of Me in Their Phones

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Dr. Layla McCay

When I asked the women I met in rural Bangladesh how many owned phones, most did. But when I probed on what they used them for, the answer was calling and photos.

Ignoring Children's Long-term Needs During Disasters Prolongs Their Effects

Anne Goddard | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Beyond helping the victims survive the crisis healthy and intact, we must help these countries preserve and sustain the gains they have made over many years. And just as importantly, we must ensure that the children of these nations do not bear abiding, irreversible burdens.

Myanmar: Potential To Prosper

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Myanmar's prolonged isolation and economic stagnation left a mark on almost every sector the country needs to prosper -- from energy and transport to agriculture, education and health. So where to begin?