Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




What Would It Take?

The president and CEO of GEO describes what the organization learned over the course of its Scaling What Works initiative.


Nonprofit Management

Five Ways to Navigate the Fiscal Crisis

How human services nonprofits can stay afloat and advance their missions during a time of government cutbacks.

By Daniel Stid & Willa Seldon | 2 | Winter 2012

Nonprofit Management

Change Comes at a Cost

In 2008, a group of Chicago’s social service agencies formed the Back Office Cooperative, which has produced impressive financial savings. Yet greater efficiency has had a cultural cost.

By Donald Haider & Franz Wohlgezogen | 1 | Winter 2012


Finding Your Funding Model

Four guidelines provide a road map for leaders to identify and develop the right funding model for their organization.

By Peter Kim, Gail Perreault, & William Foster | 10 | Fall 2011

Nonprofit Management

Effective Partnerships

How local governments and nonprofits can work together for large-scale community change.

By Saphira M. Baker | Winter 2011

Nonprofit Management

How Leaders Encourage Innovation

Transformational leaders capitalize on the creativity that employees have.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2011

Nonprofit Management

Improving Teamwork

Collectivist, group-oriented teams do better work.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2011

Nonprofit Management

The Networked Nonprofit

Organizations should focus less on growing themselves and more on cultivating their networks.

By Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano | 7 | Spring 2008
Making Strategic
Decisions for
Financial Viability
Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka,
& Steve Zimmerman

Nonprofit Management

The Holy Grail for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka & Steve Zimmerman

Reviewed By Jim Schorr | 2 | Summer 2011


Virtue or Else

Under the EPA’s Audit Policy, violators who voluntarily report themselves can get certain penalties reduced or waived if they commit to ongoing self-regulation.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2011