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Winter 2003

Volume 1, Number 3

In the winter 2003 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, Chip Heath provides invaluable advice about nonprofit leaders and others can craft a compelling message that people will remember. In “Loud and Clear,” Heath provides six important tips that people can use to create messages that stick. The article was the basis for the best-selling book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, written by Chip and his brother Dan Heath.

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Features

Nonprofit Management

Partnerships for Learning

Managing tensions in nonprofit organizations' alliances with corporations.

By Ted London & Dennis Rondinelli
 

Philanthropy

Smart Money

General operating grants can be strategic – for nonprofits and foundations.

By Paul Brest
 

Nonprofit Management

Loud and Clear

Crafting messages that stick -- What nonprofits can learn from urban legends.

By Chip Heath | 2
 

Nonprofit Management

To the Rescue

Beating the heroic leadership trap.

By Roger Martin
 

Field Report (formerly What Works)

Education

Head of the Class

Eastside Prep balances support and structure in a school for low-income minority students.

By Pehr Luedtke
 

Economic Development

As Welcome as Can Be

For Manna, the path to affordable housing runs though a peer-support club.

By Vinay Jain
 

Impact Investing

Rolling Corporate Justice

New mechanism allows private investors to back socially responsible startups.

By Michael Fitzgerald
 

Health

Behind the Message

Kaiser Foundation and Viacom take on AIDS -- one episode at a time.

By Gabrielle Birkner
 

Case Study

Arts

Steppenwolf’s New Stage

A theater ensemble transforms into a company with a bottom line.

By Tony Proscio & Clara Miller
 

Viewpoint (formerly First Person)

Foundations

Resisting Temptations

Lessons on grantmaking.

By Steven A. Schroeder
 

Nonprofit Management

Fostering High-Quality Connections

How to deal with corrosive relationships at work.

By Jane Dutton | 5
 

Research

Board Governance

Going Overboard

Are foundations paying trustees too much money?

By Abraham Nachbaur
 

Government

The Myth of Competition

Governments are trying to expose the public sector to market forces.

By Gerald Burstyn
 

Individual Giving

Altruism in Disguise

Gifts are not an incentive for donors to give, they're an excuse.

By Vinay Jain
 

Government

Stealth Welfare

How to create programs that fly under the radar screen of cutbacks.

By Michael Fitzgerald
 

Economic Development

For Richer, or For Poorer?

Low-income residents of poor towns are underserved by nonprofits.

By Andrew Nelson
 

Socially Responsible Business

Coming Clean

Firms fare better when they acknowledge self-interest in cause marketing.

By Karen Coppock
 

Food

Working and Poor

Some families lack the purchasing power to eat well.

By Melinda Sacks
 

Books (formerly Reviews)

Review: Walking the Talk

Corporate social responsibility can pay big dividends.

Reviewed By David Gal
 

Nonprofit Management

Review: Toxic Emotions at Work

Organizations need to get better at talking about feelings.

Reviewed By Eric Westendorf
 

Nonprofit Management

Review: Leading Teams

Baumgarten offers strategies for creating team success.

Reviewed By Jason Baumgarten
 

Nonprofit Management

Review: What’s the Big Idea?

The authors offer advice on how to spot and move on bright ideas.

Reviewed By Caroline Simard
 

Q&A

Social Entrepreneurship

15 Minutes with Jeroo Billimoria

Interview with Jeroo Billimoria, Indian social entrepreneur.

By SSIR editor