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


Nonprofit Management


Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization


Managing Medusa

A Hong Kong manufacturer brings business practices to social services in Asia.

By Pamela Yatsko | Spring 2005

The Reality Underneath the Buzz of Partnerships

The potentials and pitfalls of partnering.

By Francie Ostrower | 1 | Spring 2005

The Pitfalls of Profits

Why nonprofits should get out of commercial ventures. At the same time, the tax code needs to be changed to help nonprofits get more charitable donations.

By Burton A. Weisbrod | Winter 2004

Are You Giving Away the Store?

Strategies for savvy negotiation.

By Margaret A. Neale | Winter 2004

The Real Salary Scandal

It’s isn’t that some nonprofit CEOs make big bucks. It’s that most nonprofit employees are paid too little.

By Peter Manzo | 4 | Winter 2004

Leading Boldly

Foundations can move past traditional approaches to create social change through imaginative – and even controversial – leadership.

By Ronald A. Heifetz, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer | 1 | Winter 2004

Hidden at Home

What do you get when you ask nonprofit executives and the public the same question about pressing social issues? Different answers.

By Matthew Scheuerman | Winter 2004

Volunteers: Making a Match

How personalities count when pairing protégés with Big Brothers and Sisters.

By Casandra Lewis & Andrew Nelson | Winter 2004

Competitive Advantage: A Dance of Relevance

Ballet Memphis leverages its understanding of local culture – Elivs, gospel, rockability, and African-American stories – to compete against touring Broadway blockbusters.

By Jocelyn Dong | Winter 2004

Nonprofits and the Net

Tight budgets and a lack of technical know-how are keeping nonprofits off the web.

By Gerald Burstyn | Fall 2004