What nonprofits can do to maximize their influence on Twitter and through social media in general.
Marcia Stepanek provides a robust framework for building a social media strategy that fits with the organization's mission
McAdam reviews two follow-up studies of youth activists, and assesses the experiences and their long-term effects on volunteers.
How can partnerships help the nonprofit sector navigate legislative hurdles, new leadership, and antiquated business models?
Jocelyn Wyatt, social innovation lead at IDEO, describes her organization's efforts to use design thinking, a problem-solving system that is grounded in a client's or costumer's needs.
Annually, more than a trillion dollars are spent on millions of American nonprofit and government institutions. And 15 nonprofits are started each day. But there is still not significant progress on social issues in the United States. In this audio lecture, sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Andrew Wolk, CEO of Root Cause, argues that the time has come for a social impact market—one that fosters innovation and collaboration across the governmental, business, and nonprofit sectors to maximize scarce resources and spread solutions. Wolk believes this cross-sector approach presents our best chance to solve long-term educational, healthcare, environmental, and other problems.
From concepts is his book, Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation, Stanford Professor Hayagreeva Rao presents the idea of market rebels—those that create radical innovations by challenging preexisting cultural norms. Social movements and activists create social innovation, transform markets, and bring about collective action through techniques that Rao introduces as “hot causes” and “cool mobilizations.” With case studies from the automobile industry, the microbrewery movement, and a campaign from a nonprofit health organization, Rao provides an outline of how market rebels apply these techniques to drive innovation. He spoke at the 2009 Nonprofit Management Institute, an event sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Can schools be turned around, and can the system change? Yes, say an experienced district and state school leader in this panel discussion during the Driving Dramatic School Improvement conference at Stanford. Navigating questions by moderator Jordan Meranus, they talk about what they are doing in Louisiana and Baltimore to radically reform schools so that more children can meet state standards and receive an excellent education.
How are nonprofit management leaders, foundations, and individuals dealing with the new economic realities? In this audio lecture, Peter Hero, with his wealth of experience in nonprofit management and foundations, shares his reflections on the downturn, how the nonprofit sector has been impacted, and the response from donors and foundations. These lessons in nonprofit management guide leaders to think more deeply when times are tough, with the optimism that we will all come out stronger.
Do you identify as an activist, a social entrepreneur, or both? What do they have in common? In this audio lecture sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Hayagreeva Rao, explores how the joined hands of activists, or "market rebels," shape markets, and how this promotes or blocks innovation. Rao's lessons are applicable to leaders in the nonprofit and for-profit spheres, marketers, and activists who harness collective action for institutional and social change.