Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Tag: L3C


New legal structure that enables businesses to place social mission ahead of profits


Socially Responsible Business

Creative Financing for Social Enterprise


Impact Investing

Lasting Impact: Investing via Open Holding Companies

We need to change the structure through which we make impact investments for inclusive, fully realized value.


Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofitization of Business

Two areas where business can begin to learn from nonprofits.

By Ken Berger & Jeremy Kohomban | 2 | Jul. 3, 2013
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.


L3Cs: A Cure in Search of a Disease

Most social problems now addressed by charities cannot be appropriately addressed by for-profit entities, whether or not those entities pledge to restrict or recycle their profits.

By Kelly Kleiman | 3 | Mar. 5, 2013

Socially Responsible Business

People’s Choices Matter

Although new corporate forms like B Corps make it easier to pursue a social mission, it turns out that you don't need one to do so.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 16, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

The Truth About Ben and Jerry’s

By Antony Page & Robert A. Katz | 11 | Aug. 15, 2012


Social Sector Predictions for 2012

Ten predictions for the social sector and beyond in 2012.

By David La Piana | 4 | Jan. 3, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

For Love or Lucre

By Jim Fruchterman | 23 | Apr. 11, 2011
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

“L3C” Spells “Caveat Emptor”

The notion of L3Cs is that they’re a vehicle for doing well by doing good and therefore an improvement over the typical nonprofit structure.

By Kelly Kleiman | 8 | Mar. 18, 2011

Is Philanthropy Going Open Source?

Building blocks for bringing open source principles to philanthropy.

By Lucy Bernholz | 1 | Mar. 31, 2008