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


Tag: Leadership


Innovative ways leaders can achieve organizational and societal goals


Global Issues

Unexpected Innovation Lessons from the Do Lectures

Innovation doesn’t happen only in gleaming purpose-built labs with groups of geniuses hi-fiving each other as they surf the waves of change.

By Ella Saltmarshe | 2 | Nov. 23, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Measuring Leadership Development

To avoid measuring and funding leadership development is to deprive the social sector of one of its greatest performance improvement tools.

By Matthew Forti | 2 | Nov. 21, 2011


Don’t Occupy Wall Street—Transform It

It’s time for a new generation of social change leaders to move beyond occupying Wall Street to transform it.

By Rich Tafel | 13 | Nov. 18, 2011


Finding Your Funding Model

By Peter Kim, Gail Perreault, & William Foster | 10 | Nov. 16, 2011

Technology & Design

From Crowdsourcing to CouchSurfing

An interview with Casey Fenton, co-founder of CouchSurfing.

By Roshan Paul | 1 | Nov. 10, 2011


Ode to Representative Democracy: The Power of Factions Still Matters

It is still necessary today to protect against the power of factions; it is vital this critical aspect of American democracy is restored.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 6 | Nov. 3, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Justice Begins within the Social Entrepreneur Organization

Social change organizations should focus on creating a just organizational culture for themselves before bringing about global justice.

By Rich Tafel | 15 | Nov. 2, 2011
SSIR blogger Scott Sherman has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at numerous universities, including Yale, Princeton, NYU, and Johns Hopkins.


Teaching the Key Skills of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

What if we taught the key mindsets and skill sets that help make successful social entrepreneurs?

By Scott Sherman | 5 | Oct. 31, 2011


Social Change Increasingly Requires Networked Action

In order to effectively create social change, we must use social connections and a networking mindset to maximize impact.

By Diana Scearce & Lori Bartczak | 1 | Oct. 26, 2011

Nonprofit Management

The Seven Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams

What we’ve seen across all organizations, regardless of size, is that digital teams are the biggest predictor of online effectiveness.

By Jason Mogus & Christopher Roy | 2 | Oct. 25, 2011