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Nonprofit Management Institute Podcasts


Audio talks by leaders of social change


Audio lectures brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.

Nonprofit Management

Thinking about Talent

Human capital is the most valuable asset in the social sector. Discover how nonprofits can create a recruiting framework and demonstrate organizational value to employees.

Featuring Sal Giambanco | Apr. 30, 2013 | 1 hour 20 minutes

Nonprofit Management

The Art of Collaborative Leadership

Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good.

Featuring Akaya Windwood | Apr. 25, 2013 | 57 minutes

Social Entrepreneurship

A Crash Course on Creativity

Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses how to unlock creative genius through a set of tools and conditions we each have in our control—our “innovation engine.”

Featuring Tina Seelig | Apr. 23, 2013 | 1 hour 5 minutes


The Critical Role of the Strategic Brand

Harvard researcher Nathalie Kylander challenges traditional branding principles and proposes a new framework for developing a more strategic brand.

Featuring Nathalie Kylander | Apr. 16, 2013 | 1 hour 7 minutes

Nonprofit Management

New Skills for the New Social Economy

What is a “social economy” and how is it affecting leaders in nonprofit management?

Featuring Lucy Bernholz & Rob Reich | Mar. 26, 2013 | 1 hour 9 minutes

Nonprofit Management

Creating Forces for Good in Nonprofit Management

A look at successful strategies of high-impact nonprofits, and how small and local nonprofits can leverage them.

Featuring Heather McLeod Grant | Feb. 22, 2013 | 1 hour 3 minutes

Nonprofit Management

Network Mindsets in Nonprofit Management

Social media guru Beth Kanter discusses how nonprofits can utilize their professional networks to develop a “network mindset.”

Featuring Beth Kanter | Feb. 6, 2013 | 1 hour 7 minutes

Rob Reich - Tax Incentives for Philanthropy

Given current tax laws, $300 billion in charitable dollars can end up costing the U.S. Treasury $50 billion in lost income. Should taxable income exclude charitable contributions? In this audio lecture, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Stanford political philosopher Rob Reich asks some tough questions, ultimately proposing a new way of looking at tax incentives to support the nonprofit sector.

May. 31, 2009 | 00:57:49

Mark Kramer - Moving From Insight to Action

At its worst, program evaluation is a useless activity that generates lots of boring data and irrelevant conclusions. But at its best, argues Mark Kramer in a talk he gave at the 2008 Nonprofit Management Institute, it can be a strategic tool for the genuine improvement of a nonprofit. He offers exemplars of organizations that have used evaluation effectively to advance their missions.

May. 24, 2009 | 01:04:48

Jeff Patrick - Social Networking for Nonprofits

MySpace, Flicker, YouTube, and Facebook are big brands and major movers in the commercial, social networking world. In this audio lecture recorded at the 2008 Nonprofit Management Institute, an event convened by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jeff Patrick of Common Knowledge shares how nonprofits can use such tools—and customize their own—to capture constituencies and raise funds. He further shows where social networking is headed so that nonprofits can begin to incorporate it into their long-term horizons.

May. 9, 2009 | 01:06:39