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


Board Governance


New ideas to create a more effective nonprofit board of directors


Moving Beyond Reproach

Accountability proposals should focus more on ways to help nonprofits deal with actual ethical crises.

By Peter Manzo | Fall 2005

What We Really Need

Eight reforms to make nonprofits more accountable and effective.

By Jan Masaoka & Jeanne Bell Peters | Summer 2005

Building a Better Board

How nonprofit board size and independence relate to board performance.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | 1 | Summer 2005

Failing to Govern?

The disconnect between theory and reality in nonprofit boards, and how to fix it.

By Michael Klausner & Jonathan Small | Spring 2005

How to Waste Time and Lose Sight of Priorities

Are your meetings all they can be?

By Ivor Holloway | Spring 2005

Prospecting for Opportunities

Nonprofits with broad missions need less centralized boards.

By Gerald Burstyn | Spring 2005

The Sound of No Music

Like many nonprofits, the Oakland Symphony failed to understand the distinction between mission and strategy.

By James A. Phills, Jr. | Fall 2004

When the Boss Bails

Surviving -- and even thriving -- after a change in leadership.

By Tom Adams | Fall 2004

Going Overboard

Are foundations paying trustees too much money?

By Abraham Nachbaur | Winter 2003

Where Money Meets Mission

Breaking down the firewall between foundation investments and programming.

By Jed Emerson | Summer 2003