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Targeted, internal initiatives can help advance strategic organizational change—but there is often a better approach, writes David La Piana.
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Three practices successful social sector partnerships can adopt to improve their alignment and generate better results, from Amanda Broun & Katie Jones of Independent Sector.
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Podcast: How can a nonprofit with limited time and money maximize its chances of success?

Listen to Steve Blank and Giff Constable lead a panel at our 2015 Nonprofit Management Institute on the benefits of lean methodology. And sign up for this year's Institute at www.ssirinstitute.org.
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Meeting today’s growing conservation challenges requires that we find new ways of thinking about and practicing conservation, rooted in solving social problems through scalable methods and prototypes that deliver results.
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Our fall issue is now online! From the cover story: http://ssir.org/articles/entry/when_innovation_goes_wrong
Organizations often stumble when it comes to turning innovation into impact. Here’s a guide to diagnosing and preventing several “pathologies” that underlie this failure.
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Our fall issue will be online tomorrow! Check ssir.org for new articles on the pitfalls of social innovation, creating sustainable companies, and much more. Preview the contents now.
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There is an urgent need to expand the infrastructure for results-based policymaking at all levels of the US government.
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How the private sector, governments, and others can use impact investing to better support sustainable social change in humanitarian emergencies.
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Grantee inclusion is not sufficiently powerful to transform grantee-funder relationships, but it might present a vision for a sector that more evenly shares power.
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A results-based financing program to improve educational access and achievement in India shows the importance of data-driven decision-making and adaptive leadership.
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Grantee inclusion requires learning, risk-taking, and letting go of cherished behaviors and ways of working to make progress.
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The number of companies offering employee engagement and happiness surveys, feedback tools, pulse checks, and culture assessments is exploding. How are social sector organizations using them?
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In their circles
2,583 people
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Dustin Haisler's profile photo
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Mamadou Coulibaly's profile photo
Malik Stewart's profile photo
Melissa Spas's profile photo
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Informing and Inspiring Leaders of Social Change