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Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR

 

Winter 2004

Volume 2, Number 3

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Features

Social Entrepreneurship

The Pitfalls of Profits

Why nonprofits should get out of commercial ventures. At the same time, the tax code needs to be changed to help nonprofits get more charitable donations.

By Burton A. Weisbrod
 

Nonprofit Management

Are You Giving Away the Store?

Strategies for savvy negotiation.

By Margaret A. Neale
 

Nonprofit Management

Leading Boldly

Foundations can move past traditional approaches to create social change through imaginative – and even controversial – leadership.

By Ronald A. Heifetz, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer | 1
 

Field Report

Social Entrepreneurship

Creative Space

How MacArthur’s no-strings-attached “genius” grants uncover exceptional people.

By Andrea Orr
 

Economic Development

Pumping Prosperity

ApproTEC’s pumps are designed and marketed with an understanding of the culture and psychology of African farmers.

By Ron Russel
 

Nonprofits

Managing Risk

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California is thriving, despite taking on clients that no one else would.

By Kathryn Olney
 

Arts

Competitive Advantage: A Dance of Relevance

Ballet Memphis leverages its understanding of local culture – Elivs, gospel, rockability, and African-American stories – to compete against touring Broadway blockbusters.

By Jocelyn Dong
 

Case Study

Socially Responsible Business

Golden Opportunity

When a Canadian multinational laid off hundreds of gold miners in South Africa, it went many extra miles to help them get back on their feet.

By Wayne Dunn
 

Viewpoint

Nonprofit Management

The Real Salary Scandal

It’s isn’t that some nonprofit CEOs make big bucks. It’s that most nonprofit employees are paid too little.

By Peter Manzo | 4
 

Research

Foundations

Neglecting the Neediest

Foundations favor urban poor over rural residents.

By Andrea Orr
 

Foundations

Risky Business

Nonprofits court trouble with hedge funds.

By Elayne Demby
 

Nonprofit Management

Hidden at Home

What do you get when you ask nonprofit executives and the public the same question about pressing social issues? Different answers.

By Matthew Scheuerman
 

Cashing In

Why nonprofits should raise the bar in corporate partnerships.

By Rosanne Siino
 

Foundations

Foundations’ Double Standard

How funders flout their own rules.

By Sheila Kaplan
 

Government

Services for Votes

Study shows machine politics' role in welfare.

By Andrea Orr
 

Nonprofit Management

Volunteers: Making a Match

How personalities count when pairing protégés with Big Brothers and Sisters.

By Casandra Lewis & Andrew Nelson
 

Books

Philanthropy

Review: Just Money

Karoff reveals how wise donors operate.

Reviewed By Peter Frumkin
 

Philanthropy

Review: The Charity of Nations

Humanitarianism has failed, say the authors.

Reviewed By David Suarez
 

Q&A

Health

15 Minutes with Seth Berkley

Interview with Seth Berkley, president and CEO of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

By SSIR editors