For students interested in understanding the social impact arena more broadly, KISI strives to offer the latest information and publications about economic development, social change, and social entrepreneurship at Kelley and around the world.
We want your feedback too. Do you know of a great person, publication, or project focused on issues of international development, community service, or poverty alleviation? Send your resource recommendation to kisi [at] indiana [dot] edu.
Located in the KISI office at 516 N. Fess Ave., the KISI Library holds a variety of social impact publications including:
- Good Magazine
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
- How to Change the World by David Bornstein
- The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
- Building Social Business by Muhammad Yunus
- The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K. Prahalad
- Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
- Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
- Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein and Susan Davis
- Citizen You: Doing your part to change the world, by Jonathan Tisch
KISI recommends these groups if you want to get in the know about social impact:
- Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to "fostering enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues."
- Break Away, a group that helps create and maintain alternative break programs.
- Clinton Global Initiative, founded by U.S. President Bill Clinton to bring together global leaders to solve some of the world’s biggest social issues.
- The Girl Effect, the Nike Foundation initiative to improve the lives of adolescent girls the world over.
- Kiva, a microfinance organization whose mission is “to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.”
- Social Innovation Forum and Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm that partners with nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to advance solutions to today’s toughest social issues.