The nonprofit sector delivers social value and the for-profit sector delivers economic value, right? Wrong! Speaking at Bridging the Gap, the 2005 Stanford Net Impact conference, Jed Emerson argues that value is non-divisible, whole, and blended. In this audio lecture, he invites us to think beyond philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and other limiting mindsets.
Advocacy Innovative ways to influence public policy
Three basic problems with philanthropy's attempts to address the issue of persistent poverty in this country.
Creating a policy platform for the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofits must find new ways to improve and defend government programs while popularizing a sense of public responsibility.
In the 2004 general election, California voters approved Proposition 71 by a vote of 59 percent. The initiative established a $3 billion bond measure to create the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and fund stem cell research in the state of California. In this panel discussion, Prop 71 key players address the entrepreneurial challenges they have faced while pushing for a controversial, dramatic policy change.
Why mainstream and liberal foundations and the think tanks they support are losing in the war of ideas in American politics.
Study finds right-wing philanthropy gets more results.
Nonprofits not muzzled by government money.
How a nonprofit spurred the Indian government to help seniors.
Social movement and grassroots organizations left in the cold.
It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.
The youth movement against gun violence in America opens doors to a more constructive narrative that advances both gun violence prevention and the promotion of mental health.
To create systems of societal change, we need to become clearer about the archetypes of societal change strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their interactions.
In the shift from #MeToo to Time’s Up, movement leaders are strategically framing sexual violence as a social and cultural problem, rather than an individual problem. Doing so helps people think about the broad range of actions we can take to systemically prevent sexual violence.
How we frame social issues profoundly influences our understanding of them, and how we think and talk about solutions.