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

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Tips for social change leaders

 

Nonprofit Management

Is Something Better than Nothing?

Mission-driven organizations would do well to remember that they become the company they keep, and to take care in choosing the right collaborators.

 

Foundations

Making a Graceful Exit

Recommendations for foundations seeking to exit a program area or close down responsibly.

By David La Piana | 1 | Aug. 20, 2014
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

From Motivated Professional to Global Changemaker

Making the leap—15 insights on leadership and transition from the frontlines of professional education.

By Menno van Dijk & Roshan Paul | 2 | Aug. 18, 2014
 
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Individual Giving

Three More Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

How strategic use of social media, project-based donations, and peer-to-peer fundraising can build a base of millennial supporters.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 3 | Aug. 14, 2014
 
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Individual Giving

Three Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

Nonprofits should offer a wider range of opportunities for donating, facilitating network building, and embracing the complexity of the social problems.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 9 | Jul. 14, 2014
 

Global Issues

Building a Think-and-Do Tank

A dozen lessons from the development-policy trenches.

By Lawrence MacDonald & Todd Moss | Jul. 11, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Leading Against the Odds

The best social change leaders take risks when they need to, but they know better than to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

By Aspen Baker | 3 | Jul. 7, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Uncomfortable Truth About Talent Development

The toughest part of building a talent-rich organization is letting go of low performers—but it’s critical.

By Jerry Hauser | Jun. 25, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 4 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Mission-Driven Returns

Two new case studies reveal practical lessons about successful philanthropic impact investing.