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




New and innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders raise money


Donation Cannibalization

When nonprofits earn taxable income, private donors give less.

By Andrew Nelson | Spring 2004

Investing in Society

Charitable donors should think of themselves as "investors" – and should expect returns, just like a stock market investor would.

By William F. Meehan, Derek Kilmer, and Maisie O'Flanagan | Spring 2004

Steppenwolf’s New Stage

A theater ensemble transforms into a company with a bottom line.

By Tony Proscio & Clara Miller | Winter 2003

Altruism in Disguise

Gifts are not an incentive for donors to give, they're an excuse.

By Vinay Jain | Winter 2003

Rolling Corporate Justice

New mechanism allows private investors to back socially responsible startups.

By Michael Fitzgerald | Winter 2003

The Power of Persuasion

Putting the science of influence to work in fundraising.

By Robert B. Cialdini | 1 | Summer 2003

Nothing Ventured, Something Gained

When Honest Tea said no to venture capitalists, it waded into uncharted territory.

By Katherine Barr | Summer 2003

Where Money Meets Mission

Breaking down the firewall between foundation investments and programming.

By Jed Emerson | Summer 2003

Is Foundation Grantmaking Biased?

Social movement and grassroots organizations left in the cold.

By Chris McGarry | Summer 2003

Love, Honor, and Don’t Bargain

When couples haggle over charity, total giving drops.

By Andrew Nelson | Summer 2003