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


Board Governance


New ideas to create a more effective nonprofit board of directors


Review: Trustees of Culture

Are elite boards getting out of touch with their organizations' true purpose?

Reviewed By Frances Philipps | Spring 2004

Silence=Bad Strategy

How failing to speak up leads nonprofit boards to persist with mislaid plans.

By Jennifer Holloway | Winter 2005

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