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




Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and NGOs be more effective


Leveraging a Movement Moment

The VP of programs at GEO writes about the opportunities for grantmakers in supporting social movements.


Leading Indicators

Team dynamics strongly affect the level of commitment shown by volunteer leaders of nonprofit associations.


The Long Race

The art of expanding an organization is less about aiming high than about "grinding it out."

Reviewed By Sam Goldman | Spring 2014

Fundamentals, Not Fads

The experience of prize-winning social sector leaders highlights the enduring lessons of nonprofit management. Part one of a six-part series.


Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.


Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

Moments of Impact outlines a process for structuring strategic, collaborative conversations about approaching difficult issues.


The Brand IDEA

The Brand IDEA: Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity offers a framework for nonprofits looking to more effectively mange their brands to further their missions.


When Leaders Leave

When Leaders Leave presents preparation strategies for the inevitable leadership changes faced by every organization.


The Science of Donor Connection

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


Dressed to Thrive

Fitted for Work gives women what they need—from a new look to a new skill set—to advance in their careers.