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Summer 2004

Volume 2, Number 1

All too often those involved in creating social innovations, such as carbon trading, and those involved in forging social movements, such as the environmental movement, view one another with distrust or even indifference. The fact is, they both need one another in order to succeed, argues Mayer Zald, author of “Making Change” in the summer 2004 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review. This lesson must also be learned by foundations, which often shy away from funding grassroots social movements.

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Features

Human Rights

The Working Poor

The working poor are neither helpless nor omnipotent.

By David K. Shipler
 

Civil Society

Making Change

Why does the social sector need social movements?

By Mayer N. Zald
 

Measuring Social Impact

Why Measure

Nonprofits use metrics to show that they are efficient. But what if donors don’t care?

By Katie Cunningham & Marc Ricks
 

Field Report (formerly What Works)

Human Rights

Scaling the Walls

How a nonprofit spurred the Indian government to help seniors.

By Sejal Shah
 

Health

Need to Know

Guerrilla marketing surveys power Urban Peak.

By Josh Rolnick
 

Socially Responsible Business

Cause Marketing: Attention Campers

How Girls Inc. put the power of Lancome to work in support of mission.

By Matthew Schuerman
 

Case Study

Philanthropy

Under Pressure

Where the charitable response to 9/11 went wrong.

By David Hoyt
 

Viewpoint (formerly First Person)

Philanthropy

The Dance of Deceit

A power imbalance undermines the social sector.

By Melinda Tuan
 

Research

Nonprofits

Remembering the Little Guy

IRS data may be less faulty than feared.

By Andrew Nelson
 

Nonprofit Management

A Fair Wage

Nonprofit workers earn the same as their for-profit counterparts.

By J. Magee
 

Education

Models of Participation

Do charter schools hold the key to responsive government?

By Andrew Nelson
 

Nonprofit Management

The Profitable Nonprofits

Almost half of revenue-seeking organizations are in the black.

By Miguel Unzueta
 

Nonprofit Management

Playing Loose with God’s Money

Study shows religious organizations lack financial controls.

By Rosanne M. Siino
 

Corporate Philanthropy

The Outsiders

Why some companies donate to charity.

By Jan Chong
 

Education

Color Blind

Do students learn better from teachers of their own ethnicity?

By Abe Nachbaur
 

Measuring Social Impact

Seal of Approval

Accreditation prompts higher charitable giving.

By Melissa Fullwood | 1
 

Books (formerly Reviews)

Social Entrepreneurship

Review: How to Change the World

Key social innovators have succeeded against all odds –– and with little financial muscle.

Reviewed By Mark R. Kramer
 

Q&A

Foundations

Money Talk

Top foundation leaders reveal how they set payout rates, executive salaries, and trustee compensation.

By John Healy, Paul Brest, Robert Joss, & Michael Klausner
 

Measuring Social Impact

15 Minutes with Robert Egger

Interview with Robert Egger, founder, D.C. Central Kitchen.

By SSIR editor