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Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR

 

Winter 2005

Volume 3, Number 4

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Features

Nonprofit Management

An Organizational Approach to Burnout

Sidebar to "Reversing Burnout:" a return to fairness revitalizes a workforce.

By Christina Maslach & Michael P. Leiter
 

Health

Coaching Character

Sidebar to "Rethinking Self-Esteem:" tough love can be the best lesson.

By Alana Conner Snibbe
 

Philanthropy

Would Americans Make Charitable Donations Without Tax Incentives?

Sidebar to "A Failure of Philanthropy:" donors may give the same once the tax law dust settles.

By Rob Reich
 

Health

Burnout in a Crisis

Sidebar to "Reversing Burnout:" when working a crisis, put your own oxygen mask on first.

By Marguerite Rigoglioso
 

Health

The Soup of Self-Help

Sidebar to "Rethinking Self-Esteem:" self-esteem should be coupled with self-control.

By Aaron Dalton
 

Philanthropy

A Failure of Philanthropy

From the archives: American charity shortchanges the poor, and public policy is partly to blame.

By Rob Reich | 2
 

Health

Reversing Burnout

How to rekindle your passion for your work.

By Christina Maslach & Michael P. Leiter | 1
 

Health

Rethinking Self-Esteem

Why nonprofits should stop pushing self-esteem and start endorsing self-control.

By Roy Baumeister
 

Field Report (formerly What Works)

Education

Trash to Treasure

Converting corporate waste into classroom tools.

By Roy Wood
 

Technology & Design

Child’s Play

A video game teaches children about famines and how to stop them.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash
 

Government

All Fired Up

How an insurance company helps its workers support their local fire departments.

By Cliff Terry
 

Impact Investing

The Other 95 Percent

How a community foundation uses proxy voting to advance its mission.

By Alessandra Bianchi
 

Technology & Design

Logging in for the Environment

Environmental lawyers around the world join forces via E-LAW.

By Laila Weir
 

Case Study

Health

Tackling Vision Care Disparities

How one nonprofit uses an NFL team’s celebrity to improve poor children’s eyesight - and life chances.

By Melinda Tuan & Fay Twersky | 1
 

Viewpoint (formerly First Person)

Nonprofit Management

Research on a Shoestring Budget

Sidebar to "Research Rules:" some tips for picking your public's brain –– cheaply.

By R. Christine Hershey & Andrew Posey
 

Measuring Social Impact

Research Rules

Why nonprofits should do their homework before communicating with the public.

By R. Christine Hershey & Andrew Posey
 

Human Rights

The Gift of Community

A formerly homeless man tells what he most wanted for Christmas when he was on the streets.

By Wes Browning
 

Individual Giving

Donor, Heal Thyself

Donor fatigue is ultimately rooted in givers' own reluctance to invest in the future.

By Paul C. Light
 

Research

Philanthropy

Elusive Blue Ribbons

Why winning foundations' special awards is difficult, and how it can be made easier.

By Ellen Benjamin, DePaul University
 

Nonprofit Management

Happy-Face Blues

How supervisors exhaust their workers by constraining their emotions.

By Marguerite Rigoglioso
 

Fundraising

No Market for Marketing

Nonprofits do not use -- and often don't want -- for-profit marketing techniques.

By Maia Szalavitz
 

Board Governance

Silence=Bad Strategy

How failing to speak up leads nonprofit boards to persist with mislaid plans.

By Jennifer Holloway
 

Government

One for Deregulation

Why states' nonprofit regulation rules may not be just unnecessary, but also unwise.

By Maia Szalavitz
 

Fundraising

Going, Going, Sold for Too Little!

Why nonprofit auctions are inefficient, and how they can raise more money.

By Aaron Dalton
 

Fundraising

Untapped Donors

Volunteers and young people are among several overlooked source of funds.

By Leslie Berger | 1
 

Nonprofit Management

So Uncivilized

Rudeness, sarcasm, and disrespect undermine employee productivity.

By Shirley Wang
 

Q&A

Socially Responsible Business

15 Minutes with Margaret Henningsen

How an African-American banker is rebuilding her community.

By Anne Stuhldreher