Through an agreement with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

How Nonprofits Get Really Big

Gail Fine, William Foster  |  April 26, 2007

Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 of them have reached $50 million in annual revenue. How did they get there? Not, as conventional wisdom would recommend, by going after diverse sources of funding....

15 Minutes with Victoria Hale

Eric Nee  |  March 20, 2007

In an interview, Hale, president of the Institute for OneWorld Health, discusses what role the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plays in her organization, why for-profit drug companies are knocking at her door, and why her optimism about the chances of saving millions of lives every year is growing....

The People's IPO

Anne Stuhldreher  |  February 22, 2007

In 2006 the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation launched an initial public offering to build a shopping center in a struggling neighborhood. Creating a new kind of IPO wasn't easy, but nonprofits and foundations across the country are interested....

Capitalizing on Convergence

Enrique Ogliastri, Ezequiel Reficco, James E. Austin, Roberto Guti?rrez  |  February 1, 2007

Nonprofits and businesses are converging — in the value they create, the stakeholders they manage, the organizations they form, and the financial instruments they use. The era of convergence is upon us. Do you know how to take advantage of it?