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




New and innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders raise money


Growth Stage

A novel artistic strategy and a novel ticket-pricing model distinguish Signature Theatre from its counterparts on and off Broadway.


Fundraising Is Fundamental (If Not Always Fun)

Overcoming a reluctance to ask people for money is a crucial step that every nonprofit leader must make.


The Science of Donor Connection

A state-of-the-art database gives nonprofit leaders a tool for building relationships with potential funders.


The Permanent Disruption of Social Media

A new study highlights the realities of donor behavior and how organizations can redesign their outreach strategies to be more effective.


Closing the Pioneer Gap

More money than ever is flowing into impact investing, yet many social entrepreneurs creating companies that serve the poor still find it difficult to raise capital.


A Big Deal for Conservation

A group of conservationists, former bankers, and management consultants have imported ideas from Wall Street to create a new way to protect large ecosystems.


The Social Innovation Imperative

The Social Innovation Imperative outlines a business approach that takes into consideration the difference between innovating for profit and innovating for social good.

By Sandra M. Bates | 1 | Mar. 2, 2012

Golfing Alone

Corporate donors prefer the opera to the soup kitchen.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2012

Why More Nonprofits Are Getting Bigger

A recent study found that the number of US nonprofits with annual revenues of more
than $50 million has increased dramatically.

The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success by Steve Rothschild

The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success

The Non Nonprofit outlines how strategies used by leading companies can also be utilized by nonprofits.

By Steve Rothschild | 1 | Feb. 3, 2012