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


Curtis Chang

Curtis Chang is the founder and CEO of Consulting Within Reach (CWR), a team of experts from both corporate and nonprofit backgrounds that uses professional skills to serve social entrepreneurs. Curtis’s own diverse vocational path has included teaching public policy at Harvard, doing development work in Africa, and running a family foundation. Curtis has won a White House award for his work as a social innovator and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC.


Is Excel Making Your Nonprofit Mediocre? | 7 | Mar. 30, 2015


Nonprofits need to use more-sophisticated client- and program-tracking platforms to meet the expectations of today’s funders.

Moving From Verbal to Visual Cause Marketing | 2 | Apr. 15, 2014


Why nonprofit leaders need to improve their visual fluency—plus a crash course on how to do it.

Shake Up Your Board Meeting | 2 | Aug. 1, 2013


Boring nonprofit board meetings are deadly.

Designing a “Cooler” Nonprofit Website | Mar. 12, 2013


Three design principles for nonprofits looking to revamp their websites.

End-of-Year Appeals: Five Bad Habits to Kick | 2 | Nov. 19, 2012


Five ways nonprofit leaders can make their organizations’ year-end fundraising appeals more effective.

The Five-Minute Nonprofit MBA | 2 | Oct. 9, 2012


Among all the differences between nonprofits and the corporate world, one contrast that is often overlooked but influential is the path to executive leadership.

Elderly Care and the Future of Social Innovation | 5 | Aug. 27, 2012


Until successful new models for senior care are developed, all other forms of social innovation will be constricted.

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012


Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

War Games and Other Tools to Reinvent Your Nonprofit | 1 | May. 30, 2012


Five tips for organizations that need to change how they operate.

Los Angeles Shines in Collaboration for Capacity Building | 3 | Feb. 17, 2012


What’s behind Los Angeles's quiet but notable pace of innovation.

Teachers and Social Entrepreneurs | Dec. 29, 2011


An interview with Ellen Moir, founder and executive director of New Teacher Center (NTC).

Apps and Other Innovations Steve Jobs Gave to Nonprofits | 3 | Oct. 7, 2011


Steve Jobs benefited the nonprofit sector by radically leveling the technological playing field.

Three Nonprofit Hiring Mistakes to Avoid | 3 | Sep. 29, 2011


For one client, four successive poor hires for one mid-level position had profound consequences on its scorecard.