Five years ago, Bill Drayton described the emergence of a new organizational model for the social sector. Recent research highlights its promise.
Organizational Development Innovative approaches to internally driven, organization-wide efforts to achieve strategic goals
Employee-driven corporate social initiatives promise greater success than standard programs.
A starting point for social sector leaders to develop their organizations’ innovation capacity.
Notes on building capacity during a time of disruption.
Three questions that can help nonprofits determine whether it's time to refresh their brand.
Nonprofits benefit when they carefully plan an extended role for founders who step down.
Since 2003, Stanford Social Innovation Review has provided a forum for social-change leaders to share new ideas and best practices, and learn from one another.
Companies that create a climate of volunteering can see benefits even among non-volunteers.
A look at the new landscape of nonprofit digital advocacy and engagement.
Emerging organizations, even if they’re new and small, can help catalyze change in social services.
In this complimentary SSIR Live! program—part of our online series “The Power of Feedback” — Kathy Reich, director of the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, will explore how organizations can accomplish more when they listen to and act upon input from the people they serve. Reich, with Dr. Susannah L. Rose, scientific director of research in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Christopher Watler, executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities New York, and Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share their experiences and insights on how gathering feedback is the right, smart, and feasible thing to do to help organizations improve.Access this webinar
The journey toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion has no fixed endpoint, but here are a few places to start.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering, where corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. Skills-based volunteering leads to increased employee engagement for businesses and successful capacity building for nonprofits, among other benefits. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert panelists will walk through these concepts and provide you with the framework you need to knit skills-based volunteering into your everyday practice – whether you’re a large company or an entrepreneurial nonprofit.Access this webinar
Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story
This unique two-part, 180-minute e-certification program offers you valuable training on effective communications strategy and methods for promoting your social cause. In the first session, “Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy,” we examine the best ways to transcend the interest of any one organization to achieve real and lasting change on a particular issue. In the second session, “The Science of Story Building,” we explore the research that tells us what makes one story more memorable, sharable, and inspiring than another. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on digital workshop that includes activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.Access this webinar