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Today is the Early Bird deadline for the Nonprofit Management Institute! Register now to secure your lowest rate--you could save up to $600. Register today! http://www.ssireview.org/npinstitute
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"Stories of nonprofit wrongdoing easily gain traction and draw widespread condemnation, even when the details aren’t cut and dry. Social impact organizations are all vulnerable to nearsighted criticism, often centered on executive pay and program expenses."

Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.
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"Virtual classrooms cannot operate without Internet access, which the rural parts of many emerging markets don’t have, and it’s difficult to reduce certain skills to bits and bytes. Innovations in business models that support education must therefore go beyond incorporating technologies, and combining business and pedagogy using old technologies is showing considerable promise."

Models that give businesses the potential to provide revenue to help fund education and practical business exposure for students.
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Sustaining the essential work that we do as individuals and organizations is critical. Learn how leaders, organizations, and communities can build resiliency in these sessions and others at this year's Nonprofit Management Institute:

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“Loosening restrictions on gifts and focusing on supporting strong nonprofit enterprises—versus specific programs—is critical to making progress toward shared social goals.”

Three ways corporations can better support nonprofits.
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"The scientific method involves several safeguards against being misled. One is isolating variables to reveal which one(s) matter. Maybe the speed with which a dropped object hits the ground depends on the height from which it’s dropped and gender of the person who drops it.” 

New studies on deworming children prove why activists and philanthropist need safeguards.
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"Data is hot right now—too hot. The key to cutting through the data hype is an almost contrarian viewpoint in our data-everywhere culture right now: learn to use data on purpose"

How nonprofits can use data the right way.
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"In a movement, leadership emerges from within. Anyone can join, simply by committing to take action on behalf of the cause. Once “inside,” becoming a leader is self-determined by each individual taking action and contributing. Organizations, on the other hand, often look “outside” for leaders."

What might be possible if socially minded organizations and businesses acted more like movements than organizations? And what might that look like in practice? 
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Profiled by Nicholas Kristof, presidential daughter Barbara Bush will be speaking about resilient leadership at the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute, coproduced by SSIR and AFP. Register this week for the early bird discount. Register at http://www.ssireview.org/npinstitute
A presidential daughter symbolizes a generation that’s just so — awesome!
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“Evidence produced from research and evaluation plays an important role in shaping how we address international development challenges...The need for more and better evidence has never been more crucial.”

Three ways researchers and evaluators can generate the quality of evidence that international developers need.
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"Grassroots organizations, however weak, are everywhere and hungry to serve their constituencies and hold their governments accountable. The best disaster preparation...is to begin reaching out and supporting them right now.”

Why supporting grassroots organizations is crucial to sustainable philanthropy.
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“Understanding decision-making patterns is the first step toward improving them. We know that despite best efforts to act rationally, human tendencies to avoid risk and loss while seeking certainty and gain can impact sensible decision-making. Research has demonstrated this phenomenon across many facets of our society—including finance, consumer products, and even golf.”

Behavioral economics theory: How its application to philanthropy can lead to better management of grantmaking and other decision-making habits. 
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Informing and Inspiring Leaders of Social Change
Introduction
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues.

Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. It covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green business to social networks and human rights.

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cohosts the annual Nonprofit Management Institute with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) each fall. SSIR also hosts webinars on important, cutting-edge topics in the field of social change through its SSIR Live! series.

SSIR aims to inform and inspire leaders of social change.