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Spring 2005

Volume 3, Number 1

Features

Board Governance

Failing to Govern?

The disconnect between theory and reality in nonprofit boards, and how to fix it.

By Michael Klausner & Jonathan Small
 

Nonprofit Management

Putting People First

How nonprofits that value their employees reap the benefits in service quality, morale, and funding.

By Jeffrey Pfeffer
 

Civil Society

War of Ideas

Why mainstream and liberal foundations and the think tanks they support are losing in the war of ideas in American politics.

By Andrew Rich
 

Nonprofit Management

The Reality Underneath the Buzz of Partnerships

The potentials and pitfalls of partnering.

By Francie Ostrower | 1
 

Field Report (formerly What Works)

Health

High-End Healthcare

Though they have their opponents, boutique-style services can subsidize care for the poor.

By Len Costa
 

Foundations

Attracting Attention

The Taproot Foundation provides organized volunteers who deliver marketing expertise.

By Andrea Orr
 

Nonprofit Management

Managing Medusa

A Hong Kong manufacturer brings business practices to social services in Asia.

By Pamela Yatsko
 

Urban Development

Polishing Up the Diamond

How did the Jacobs Foundation help revitalize a neighborhood? By listening to its residents.

By Anne Stuhldreher | 9
 

Case Study

Nonprofit Management

The Price of Commercial Success

Minnesota Public Radio: social purpose capitalism.

By James A. Phills & Victoria Chang
 

Viewpoint (formerly First Person)

Nonprofit Management

Knowing When to Let Go

Charles Lewis on how a founder says goodbye to donors and staff.

By Sheila Kaplan
 

Nonprofit Management

I Want You to Meet Joe

How a riveting story can get your message across.

By Alessandra Bianchi
 

Research

Measuring Social Impact

When You Build It and They Still Don’t Come

The World Bank reevaluates previous methods.

By Andrea Orr
 

Corporate Philanthropy

Hidden Agenda

Corporations give away billions each year, but what’s the real reason why?

By Gerald Burstyn
 

Nonprofit Management

Key Perk of Nonprofit Work Faces Extinction

Study finds nonprofits are losing their ability to offer health insurance.

By Andrea Orr
 

Measuring Social Impact

Random Thoughts

Poverty Action Lab examines why some charitable programs work better than others.

By Andrea Orr
 

Human Rights

Subtle Bias

Why racism persists in a politically correct world.

By Andrea Orr
 

Nonprofit Management

How to Waste Time and Lose Sight of Priorities

Are your meetings all they can be?

By Ivor Holloway
 

Board Governance

Prospecting for Opportunities

Nonprofits with broad missions need less centralized boards.

By Gerald Burstyn
 

Q&A

Human Rights

15 Minutes with Aaron David Miller

Interview with Aaron David Miller, president of Seeds of Peace.

By SSIR editors