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Nonprofit Management

Evidence-Based Management

Research by:
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert Sutton
Published: 2006
[photo - Robert Sutton]
Citation:

Harvard Business Review; Jan 2006, vol. 84, p62-74, 13p, 2c

Working Alone: What Ever Happened to the Idea of Organizations as Communities?

Research by:
Jeffrey Pfeffer
Published: 2005
[photo - Jeffrey Pfeffer]
Citation:

America at Work: Choices and Challenges; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp. 3 - 21

Stanford Graduate School of Business Working Paper #1906

Hidden Gendered Assumptions in Mainstream Organizational Theory and Research

Research by:
Joanne Martin
Published: 2000
[photo - Joanne Martin]
Citation:

Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 9, No. 2, 207-216 (2000)

Founders' Values Help Shape Gender Mix in High-Tech

Research by:
Michael Hannan, James Baron, Greta Hsu, Ozgecan Kocak
Published: 2007
[photo - Michael Hannan]
[photo - James Baron]
[photo - Greta Hsu]
[photo - Ozgecan Kocak]
Citation:

In the Company of Women
Work & Occupations; Vol 34, Ed. 1, pp. 35-66

The Gendered Implications of Apparently Gender-Neutral Organizational Theory: Re-Reading Weber

Research by:
Joanne Martin , K. Knopoff
Published: 2009
[photo - Joanne Martin]
Citation:

Ruffin Lecture Series (Volume III): Business Ethics and Women’s Studies
A. Larson & R. Freeman (Eds.), Women's studies and business ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Self-Enhancement Biases and Negotiator Judgment: Effects of Self-Esteem and Mood

Research by:
Roderick M. Kramer, Elizabeth Newton, Pamela Pommerenke
Published: 1991
[photo - Roderick M. Kramer]
Citation:

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, October 1993, Vol. 56 Issue 1, pp. 110-133

Stanford Graduate School of Business Working Paper #1178

An interview with Peter Hero (MBA '66)

Peter Hero (MBA '66)

Published: May 19, 2009

Affiliation:
Donor, GSB Alum, Social Innovation Conversations Podcast Listener, Stanford Social Innovation Review Reader
What are your causes?

I care most about developing a sense of community around philanthropy, particularly among younger people with self-made wealth in Silicon Valley. These kinds of donors tend to have a greater sense of idealism and interest in making a social investment, but often are not sure where to give and how to reliably measure the impact of their involvement.

How do you contribute?

I was president and CEO of Community Foundation Silicon Valley for 18 years. I helped philanthropists to connect with one another and to use philanthropy in a way that makes a social impact. By 2008, we were giving away $150 million a year to virtually every sector of the nonprofit arena. Now I’m a senior fellow at the Center for Social Innovation and am helping promote social entrepreneurship among students through classes, advising, publishing, working with nonprofit leaders, and speaking on the work of the Center at conferences.

What are important lessons you learned?

In promoting philanthropy, I’ve found that the interests of people with self-made wealth are entirely different from those who come from traditionally wealthy families. That means there are many people out there who are now poised to make a difference in society.

Nonprofits are managed as well as, or better than, most businesses. I’m a raving fan of the work these organizations do with limited resources.

There is an unmet opportunity for government and philanthropy to become more creatively engaged. There needs to be better communication between the two. The really big problems are only going to be solved by really big dollars and really big system change. I’m hopeful about that.

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