Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
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.
Managing tensions in nonprofit organizations' alliances with corporations.
General operating grants can be strategic – for nonprofits and foundations.
Crafting messages that stick -- What nonprofits can learn from urban legends.
Beating the heroic leadership trap.
Field Report (formerly What Works)
Eastside Prep balances support and structure in a school for low-income minority students.
For Manna, the path to affordable housing runs though a peer-support club.
New mechanism allows private investors to back socially responsible startups.
Kaiser Foundation and Viacom take on AIDS -- one episode at a time.
A theater ensemble transforms into a company with a bottom line.
Viewpoint (formerly First Person)
Lessons on grantmaking.
How to deal with corrosive relationships at work.
Are foundations paying trustees too much money?
Governments are trying to expose the public sector to market forces.
Gifts are not an incentive for donors to give, they're an excuse.
How to create programs that fly under the radar screen of cutbacks.
Low-income residents of poor towns are underserved by nonprofits.
Firms fare better when they acknowledge self-interest in cause marketing.
Some families lack the purchasing power to eat well.
Books (formerly Reviews)
Corporate social responsibility can pay big dividends.
Organizations need to get better at talking about feelings.
Baumgarten offers strategies for creating team success.
The authors offer advice on how to spot and move on bright ideas.
Interview with Jeroo Billimoria, Indian social entrepreneur.
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