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


Nonprofit Management


Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization


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

Zeroing in on Impact

In an era of declining resources, nonprofits need to clarify their intended impact.

By Susan Colby, Nan Stone, & Paul Carttar | 1 | Fall 2004

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

A Fair Wage

Nonprofit workers earn the same as their for-profit counterparts.

By J. Magee | Summer 2004

The Profitable Nonprofits

Almost half of revenue-seeking organizations are in the black.

By Miguel Unzueta | Summer 2004