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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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Mother helps daughter with homework during breakfast
August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

Latest Stories in Nonprofit

April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she’s learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.
August 28, 2014
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Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid

Jane Chen, MBA ’08, discusses the vision behind Embrace, a joint social enterprise promoting child and maternal health across the globe.
August 28, 2014
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Susanna Loeb: Don’t Let Data Get in the Driver’s Seat

Stanford GSB professor Susanna Loeb warns against an over-reliance on research in education decision-making and argues for a more nuanced approach that blends data and key practitioner insights.
June 2, 2014
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How Successful Leaders Avoid “Social Good Fatigue”

People who choose to work in the social sector benefit from a sense of mission about their work. But how do social sector leaders sustain their motivation, commitment, and passion over the long haul?
April 29, 2014
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One Unconventional Approach Deserves Another: Funding Social Change Through Private Investment

Jake Harriman,’08, explains how rejecting conventional wisdom about financing a nonprofit helped him turn his vision into a real intervention.
March 20, 2014
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Dale Miller: Choosing a Board Seat, Advice from the Pros

Experienced board members from the Stanford community share their advice for choosing a first time board.
February 27, 2014
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Dale Miller: Why Go Nonprofit?

Dale Miller brings the expertise and experience of Stanford GSB faculty and alumni to consider the question, “Is nonprofit passé or overlooked?”