Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 4, Number 2
The future of philanthropy depends on strong leadership, but the sector is facing a leadership deficit of 640,000 in the next decade. Stanford Social Innovation Review’s summer 2006 issue offers up a set of articles focused on the future of nonprofit leadership. Increasingly, nonprofit leaders will come from a wide range of groups, including business, the military, and retirees. But there are unique difficulties and benefits to meeting the leadership deficit with those who come from a for-profit background, who may underestimate the unique challenges of nonprofit leadership.
Business leaders play vital roles in the nonprofit sector – as board members, donors, partners, and even executives. Yet all too often they underestimate the unique challenges of managing nonprofit organizations. In this article, 11 executives who have played leadership roles in both for-profits and nonprofits reveal the critical differences between the two, and suggest ways that business and nonprofit leaders can use this information to create a more effective social sector.
Creative ways to meet the growing demand for talent by finding and recruiting new leaders from a wide range of groups, including business, the military, and the growing pool of retirees.
Social sector leaders opinions on the article, "The Leadership Deficit."
Social entrepreneurs are inventing new technologies to solve the world’s problems. But it takes more than a fancy new gadget to make life better.
Sidebar to the article, "What Business Execs Don’t Know -- but Should -- About Nonprofits."
A Czech social enterprise uses woodworking to help drug addicts.
How retired healthcare professionals are taking care of the uninsured.
Vanishing NGOs in Bosnia leave lessons in their wake.
Greenpeace catapulted Greenfreeze, an ozone- and climate-safe refrigerant, into widespread use and launched the first Green Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000.
Moving toward a sustainable social enterprise model.
How extreme Internet outsourcing can free nonprofits to move the world.
Tough love programs hurt addicts and adolescents.
How the personalities of entrepreneurs and managers differ.
Civil society may not be in such bad shape.
A rare study shows how earned income helps nonprofits –- and how it doesn’t.
Both humans and chimpanzees naturally lend a hand.
Relationships keep workers from walking out.
Managing innovation is more like leading a jazz band than conducting an orchestra.
Variation is the rule when it comes to foundation expenses and compensation.
Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems
Lessons for becoming the best can translate from companies to social organizations.
Habitat for Humanity’s new CEO picks up the hammer.
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