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Fall 2004

Volume 2, Number 2

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Features

Government

An Accidental Good

How savvy social entrepreneurs seized on a tax loophole to raise billions of corporate dollars for affordable housing.

By Doug Guthrie
 

Measuring Social Impact

Zeroing in on Impact

In an era of declining resources, nonprofits need to clarify their intended impact.

By Susan Colby, Nan Stone, & Paul Carttar | 1
 

Nonprofit Management

The Sound of No Music

Like many nonprofits, the Oakland Symphony failed to understand the distinction between mission and strategy.

By James A. Phills, Jr.
 

Business

The Tempered Radicals

How employees push their companies – little by little – to be more socially responsible.

By Debra E. Meyerson
 

Field Report

Urban Development

Sticking Together

A California mayor’s challenge leads to an innovative resource-pooling strategy.

By Anne Stuhldreher
 

Human Rights

Behind the Glitter

Tiffany and Co. moves to get African “conflict diamonds” out of its stores.

By Matthew Schuerman
 

Civil Society

From Roadblocks to Road Rage

Lessons on neighborhood cooperation from a neighborhood torn apart.

By Jocelyn Dong
 

Education

Nifty Success

Teaching inner-city kids business skills to build their confidence and aspirations.

By Leslie Berger
 

Case Study

Nonprofit Management

Common Bonds

Two Chicago nonprofit job training programs find strength and stability in a merger.

By Donald Haider
 

Viewpoint

Social Entrepreneurship

Take Advantage of Us!

Retiring baby boomers are dying to retool their professional skills to help society. How can society help them do so?

By Marc Freedman
 

Board Governance

When the Boss Bails

Surviving -- and even thriving -- after a change in leadership.

By Tom Adams
 

Research

Technology & Design

Nonprofits and the Net

Tight budgets and a lack of technical know-how are keeping nonprofits off the web.

By Gerald Burstyn
 

Impact Investing

Determining Diversity

Do socially responsible funds ask the right questions?

By Jan Chong
 

Civil Society

A Lesson for the Left

Study finds right-wing philanthropy gets more results.

By Andrea Orr
 

Government

A Question of Targeting

Are housing subsidies reaching the most needy?

By Andrew Nelson
 

Nonprofits

No Strings Attached

Nonprofits not muzzled by government money.

By Rosanne Siino
 

Foundations

Off the Sidelines and into the Headlines

Foundations should do their own media outreach.

By Vinay Jain
 

Books

Socially Responsible Business

Review: What Matters Most

The authors offer an inside view of corporate social responsibility at work.

Reviewed By Sheila Kaplan
 

Urban Development

Review: Random Family

Waller offers an intimate exposé of crime and drugs in the inner city.

Reviewed By Anitra Lynn Waller
 

Nonprofits

Review: Third Sector Development

Nonprofits are still sorely needed in the US.

Reviewed By Jacob Harold
 

Q&A

Civil Society

15 Minutes with Cheryl Phillips

Interview with Seattle Times journalist Cheryl Phillips.

By SSIR editor