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

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Foundations

8 Common Innovation Traps

The path to innovation can be tricky, but being aware of the common pitfalls can help funders along the road to breakthrough social change.

By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 1 | Apr. 27, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

A Culture of Care, Without Compromise

Four ways nonprofits can better advance their mission by building respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness into their organizational culture.

By Michele Booth Cole | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing in Global Health: Let’s Get Flexible

Investors should think creatively about how to meet the real needs of entrepreneurs who are creating market-based solutions to health problems in emerging economies.

By Beth Bafford & Sarah Gelfand | Apr. 16, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

The Seven Commandments of Funding

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

By Kevin Starr | 10 | Apr. 10, 2015
 

Fundraising

Driving Medical Research through Major Giving

Nonprofit organizations that invest in fundraising fundamentals can drive major gift donations that lead to transformational change.

By John L. Lehr | 2 | Apr. 6, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Is Excel Making Your Nonprofit Mediocre?

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

By Curtis Chang | 7 | Mar. 30, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Relationship Advice for Cross-Sector Collaborators

When two organizations bond across sectoral lines, how do you keep the fire going?

By Dana O’Donovan & Shruti Sehra | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

DIY Leadership Development

Two steps nonprofits can take to develop up-and-coming leaders day-to-day. Part of the Talent Matters series.

By Preeta Nayak | 1 | Mar. 10, 2015
 

The Chief Engine of Change: Conversation

A look at how Freedom to Marry used communications to make the “impossible” ... “inevitable”

By Evan Wolfson & Kevin Nix | 1 | Feb. 12, 2015
 

Nonprofits

Driving Change Through Pride of Place

A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefiting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.

By Brett Jenks | 2 | Jan. 28, 2015