Summer 2003

Volume 1, Number 2

All too often, foundations fail to pay attention to how their endowment money is invested. Instead of finding ways to align their investments with their mission, foundations often invest without any consideration for the impact that their money might have on society. In “Where Money Meets Mission,” in the summer 2003 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jed Emerson provides a powerful argument for why foundations should align their money with their mission.

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Social Innovations

Where Money Meets Mission

By Jed Emerson

Breaking down the firewall between foundation investments and programming.

Field Report

Case Study


Social Innovations

Credit to the Poor

By Muhammad Yunus & William Fuller

Muhammad Yunus was getting nowhere in Bangladesh – so he opened his own bank.


The Peer Yardstick

By Sacha Litman

Measuring success in franchise nonprofit organizations.



Doing Away with Lawyers

By J. Magee

New research shows that binding contracts may actually reduce trust.


Fostering Diversity

By Jan Chong

Employee network groups keep minority managers on the job.


The Knowing Doing Gap

By Gerald Burstyn

Human services managers are not implementing strategic decisions.

Social Innovations

The Benefit of Doing Good

By Michael Fitzgerald

The “social discount” may not be as steep as investors think.


Global Issues

Review: A New Green Order?

Review By Tim Perlstein

The World Bank's Global Environment Facility may be undermined by bureaucracy.


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