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

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Insights from the front lines

 

The Artful Juggler

Foundation CEOs play a complex, ever-more-demanding role—a role that may not lend itself to on-the-job training.

 

Planning Meets Strategy

The work of transforming an organization starts with a readiness to question its scale, its scope, and even its core identity.

 

Lost in Translation

It’s time for people in the nonprofit community to reclaim the language of nonprofit evaluation.

 

A Global Family Affair

Philanthropic efforts funded by private family wealth—long common in the United States—are on the rise worldwide.

 

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.

 
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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

 

Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

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

 

A Fault in Funding

An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.

 
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Beyond Diplomacy

Civil society organizations are dramatically changing how countries bring an end to violent political conflict.

 
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CHANGE Takes Time

The long, hard struggle to alter US policy on HIV/AIDS assistance shows that advocacy can deliver a real payoff.