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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Civil Society

The First Social Movement Plan Competition

Different from typical business plan competitions, the new Social-M Challenge is engaging people of diverse backgrounds to solve serious problems and gain experience in the world of campaigning.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 1 | Feb. 17, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

10 Free Things Every New Social Entrepreneur Should Have

For all aspiring social entrepreneurs, a list of must-haves that are readily available.

By Halle Tecco | 5 | Feb. 12, 2010


TED Prizewinner and Chef Jamie Oliver: Food Revolutionary?

Recent TED Prize winner, chef Jamie Oliver, has a goal to change the way Americans look at food and fight the growing trend of childhood obesity.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 12, 2010

Nonprofit Management

Five Ways to Emerge as a Nonprofit Leader

Passing the torch of nonprofit directing from one generation to the next must involve five behaviors that encourage emergence leadership.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 11, 2010

Nonprofit Management

In a Changing Ecosystem, Whither Nonprofits?

With new changes to corporate and tax law, can nonprofits continue to be successful among new competitors?

By Lucy Bernholz | 3 | Feb. 10, 2010

Technology & Design

Friending, Texting and Tweeting: Social Media and Community Foundations

From new conversations emerging at the Larger Community Foundations meeting, social media is becoming a hot topic for future development by foundations.

By Terri Lee Freeman | Feb. 9, 2010
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Nonprofit Management

Correlations Between Being a Great Teacher and Being a Great Nonprofit

Teach for America compiled a list of the central characteristics of a good teacher, many of which are similar to those found in great nonprofits.

By John Brothers | 3 | Feb. 8, 2010


Recession Pushing Nonprofits Back to Basics

With national charity declining, nonprofits must return their focus to fundraising and giving.

By Todd Cohen | Feb. 8, 2010


28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders: Emmett Carson

In honor of Black History Month, this blog will highlight 28 black nonprofit leaders who are working to make our world a better and more hopeful place for generations to come.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 5, 2010

Technology & Design

The Effects of Joining the Conversation

Best practices for organizations to utilize social media more effectively in order to join important conversations online.

By Amy Sample Ward | Feb. 4, 2010