SSIR@PND

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.

Entrepreneurial Education

Nelson Phillips, Paul Tracey, Thomas Lawrence  |  November 28, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, three academic researchers review a special issue of Academy of Management Learning and Education that looks at the educational implications of social entrepreneurship and social innovation for business schools and other educational institutions....

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail

Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair  |  October 31, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair consider why social sector organizations should take a more carefully considered approach toward the process of innovation....

Life Bonds - Linking Returns to Life Outcomes

Jamie Attard  |  September 27, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Jamie Attard defines a proposed new social investment tool and describes how it could assist the least developed countries, in a symbiotic relationship with supply-sided development....

Path to a New Africa

Patrick Awuah  |  August 30, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana describes why changing the mindset of young Africans in college today is essential to improving the continent's future....

What's Sex Got to Do with It?

Kavita Ramdas  |  July 23, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the executive director of Stanford University's Ripples to Waves: Program on Social Entrepreneurship describes the urgency for, and conflicts against, sex education for all girls across the globe....

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal

Cheryl Dorsey, John Walker, Julie Battilana, Matthew Lee  |  June 20, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, researchers from the Harvard Business School and Echoing Green share results from the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs and provide case studies of initiatives that were built on a blend of nonprofit and for-profit organizational models....

Coding for a Better World

Suzie Boss  |  May 23, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Suzie Boss profiles SocialCoding4Good, a Benetech initiative to provide pro bono opportunities for software developers, technical writers, and other IT professionals....

The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector

Christopher Stone, Nathalie Kylander  |  April 30, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, the researchers of a recent study on nonprofit branding share details of how the sector is pushing beyond the boundaries of brand as fundraising tool into a broader and more strategic approach designed to create greater social impact and tighter organizational cohesion....

Why More Nonprofits Are Getting Bigger

Jeffrey Bradach, Peter Kim  |  March 30, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, a recent study finds that the number of US nonprofits with annual revenues of more than $50 million has increased dramatically....

A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

Paul Brest  |  February 29, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Paul Brest, outgoing president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, reflects on the growing importance of strategic philanthropy over the last decade and its prospects for the future....

Five Ways to Navigate the Fiscal Crisis

Daniel Stid, Willa Seldon  |  January 24, 2012

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Bridgespan Group's Willa Seldon and Daniel Stid provide tips for human services organizations facing reductions in government payments....

Social Impact Markets

Andrew Wolk  |  December 8, 2011

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Root Cause founder Andrew Wolk suggests we need to become more deliberate in how we develop social impact markets and offers some lessons learned....

Foundations as Investors

John Goldstein, Margaret Laws  |  August 30, 2011

Social investors are experimenting with a profusion of creative funding mechanisms to help innovators sustain health-improving approaches and to achieve greater impact....

Being the Only B

Terena Bell  |  June 17, 2011

The owner of the only certified B Corporation in Kentucky assesses the pros and cons of the certification....

It Takes Three to Tango

Johan Van de Gronden  |  May 13, 2011

Johan Van de Gronden, CEO of the Dutch chapter of the World Wildlife Fund, examines American civil society through a European lens and suggests a different relationship between business, government, and the nonprofit sector in the United States....